Ontario Knife has been manufacturing the 1-18 Machete under U.S. Government specifications for over 60 years.
Ontario Knife Company's series of machetes is one of the most venerable and storied product lines in the company's 125 year old history. OKC® has manufactured the 1-18 Military Machete under U.S.A. Government Specifications for over 70 years and that same high quality is found in all of our machete products. OKC's® all feature rugged carbon steel blades with a zinc-phosphate finish and molded plastic handles. Black Denier Nylon Packcloth Sheath with Heavy Liner and Web Belt Loop available at BSH18'.
I've owned 4 or so other machetes, but this has been my go-to for about 20 years now and I haven't felt a desire to buy another. The nubbin on the back is great when swinging hard, but I wish there was a hole for a lanyard at the front of the handle for extra assurance.
First issue was 2 of the handle rivets popped out, found replacements, then was using the machete and the handle basically exploded. Definitely not military grade.