Ontario Knife has been manufacturing the 1-12 Machete under U.S. Government specifications for over 60 years. The same high quality machete that our troops expect is found in all the machetes we make including our 'D' handle machete! Features include: 1095 carbon blade, zinc phosphate finish, full tang construction, shatterproof handles, and steel compression rivets. Our LC Econo Machetes offer performance, rugged reliability, with affordable pricing in a machete made right here in the 'Good Ol' U.S.A. Black Denier Nylon Packcloth Sheath with Heavy Liner and Web Belt Loop available at BSH12'.
The handle feels quite slippery. I wiped it off with rubbing alcohol in case there was some oil or something on it, but it made no difference. I may use a hacksaw blade to knurl it. And maybe wrap it to give it some girth in the middle to wrap one's fingers around - the handle profile is flat. Will definitively need some kind of lanyard. The blade seems solid and you feel a bit of weight when chopping. All told, and for the money,I like it.