Whether you are clearing bush, camping, hunting, or splitting coconuts, a quality machete knife can make the job easier. We have a large selection of blades and accessories, including carbon steel knives, sharpeners, and sheaths. We source our products from reputable brands in Australia and around the world.
Fun Facts About a Carbon Steel Machete
Here are a few fun facts about carbon steel blades.
Carbon steel is a traditional material for machete blades: Carbon steel has been in use for more than 4000 years. This alloy of iron and carbon traditionally fortifies machete blades because when an artisan adds carbon to iron, it gives the latter element more strength.
It is harder than stainless steel: A carbon steel blade is harder than stainless steel, so it will stay sharper for longer. When it eventually does get a bit blunt, the sturdy material is more difficult to sharpen due to its exceptional strength. Carbon steel is also more affordable than stainless steel.
The blade can rust: These machetes are ideal as agricultural and survival tools, yet they can rust when in contact with moisture. This fact simply means that owners enjoy maintaining their blades after every use and oiling them regularly to keep the carbon steel blade in premium condition for continued use.
Tips for Getting More Value out of a Machete Knife
Consider these tips when selecting your next knife.
Machete blade style: Machete knives come in several styles, and you should select the blade shape that is most suited to your use. For example, the Bush machete is an all-purpose blade that is evenly weighted with a short stout. You can easily carry it in a sheath for safety and use it for cutting vegetation or as a utility tool. The Bolo Machete is perfect for cutting wood.
Length of blade: Machete blades are available from 25-70 cm in length with an average of 45 cm. Shorter knives usually have a thicker blade and are more portable but don’t offer as much reach for clearing bush. Longer blades can clear bigger areas faster and generate more centrifugal force, giving you more power, but they can be challenging to transport.
Handle material: There are several materials that you can select for your handle, including wood, polymer, and rubber. A wood handle will give you a comfortable and superior grip while a polymer handle can be slippery but will be supremely low-maintenance. Rubber handles provide you with a comfortable grip, and they can even absorb some of the vibrations that you generate while using the blade.
Why Should You Use Knife Supplies Australia?
We are a reputable, family-owned business that has been operating for more than 15 years. We source quality, genuine products from Australia and worldwide suppliers. We offer excellent customer service with fast shipping, safe packaging, and after-sales support. We keep our large range of premium products competitively priced. Contact us today and order your quality carbon steel blade.