The Cold Steel Kukri machete line has one of the highest variety in blades from the famous Cold Steel machete line. We have reviewed all products on this line including the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus machete which is also featured as our overall best machete in 2019 for the Kukri category. But don’t stop here, take a look at the entire Cold Steel Kukris line reviewed in detail.
- 1 An Introduction to Cold Steel Inc.
- 2 Top Features of the Cold Steel Kukri Machete
- 3 The Best of Cold Steel Kukris on the Market Today
An Introduction to Cold Steel Inc.
Cold Steel is one of the most popular knives and tools companies on the market. The company was established back in 1980. According to its official website, Cold Steel Inc. is dedicated to making the strongest and sharpest knives in the world. For the last three decades, the company has been at the forefront in multiple innovations that have helped to define the entire knife industry.
Cold Steel Inc. has remained a major brand in the knives and tools industry due to its core philosophy of continually striving to manufacture the sharpest and strongest knives and tools in the word. Their machetes are among the highest rated on the market today. Cold Steel Kukri machetes are known for their outstanding sharpness, strength and durability. The machetes are made using the highest quality raw material on the market.
According to most machete reviews, Cold Steel produces the best kukri machetes today. Their machete comes with an affordable price and a guaranteed to last a lifetime. In this article, we will discuss the top features of the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes and then do a detailed review of each of the different types of Cold Steel Kukri Machetes.
Top Features of the Cold Steel Kukri Machete
The Cold Steel Kukri Machetes come with an elegant design. The blade and handle are beautifully designed which explains why most machete enthusiasts love them. The machete come with a light weight along with their relatively improved durability, making them a prefer option for most survival and combat scenarios. The blade is somehow curved to make it possible for you to chop or slash with easy. The blade extends to the handle to form a full tang for added strength and durability.
In addition, the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes come with an extremely well designed secure Ex-sheath which you can securely attach to your belt or pack using the already available detachable, belt loop. Some machetes also come with a lanyard hole so you can hang the blade safely in the garage when it is not in use.
The Blade of the Cold Steel Kukri machete is forged from 1055 high carbon stainless steel for maximum strength, toughness and outstanding sharpness. Although you do not have to sharpen the blade frequently, the machete is very easy to sharpen. The blade is coated with matte black anti rust compound to enhance its corrosion and rust resistance properties. The machete is lightweight and can be easy to carry in a jungle or pinewood forest.
Cold steel manufactures kukri machetes of various blade lengths. The smallest version of the Cold Steel Kukri machete has 13 inches. The blades have an average thickness of 2mm, which is comparatively less than the thickness of real kukris. And, are hardened to 58 to 59 HRC for enhanced edge retention. Also, the blades are front weighted to boost the bite of each and every stroke by adding more momentum. The blade and steel are of a very high quality and you can rest assured that it will not chip or break in your travels. The blades are designed in such a way that they can be used for long working hours and retain their razor-like sharpness. However, they don’t come razor sharp out of the box and may require to be sharpened with a stone to regain their sharpness.
The handle of the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes have a long polypropylene handle with a lanyard hole. The handle is textured properly making it suitable for use in wet or sweaty hands. In addition, the handle comes with a finger guard on the upper portion to protect your finger from getting cutting due to a slippage. The enlarged bottom part of the handle prevents your hands from slipping away while swinging your kukri machete.
The fact the handle has an average of 5-inches makes these machetes ideal for men with big hands as they can comfortably use the handle. Just like other top grade machetes on the market, the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes come with a heavy duty sheath with three straps so you can easily snap your kukri in place, one string is for the handle and the other two for the blade. Overall, the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes are well made and they come with a reasonable retail price.
The Best of Cold Steel Kukris on the Market Today
Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus Machete in 0-1 Steel
If you are looking for a Kukri for the heavy chopping tasks you need to perform in the field, you should consider the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus Machete. This Cold Steel Kukri combines very tough steel with an ergonomically designed shock absorbing handle material. The machete is specifically designed for the toughest chopping tasks in the field.
The blade of the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus Machete is forged from 0-1 High carbon steel for maximum strength, toughness and outstanding sharpness. The blade design was inspired by the Cold Steel president, Lynn C Thompson’s close association with Dr. Maung Gyi, chief instructor of the American Bando Association. The O-1 High Carbon Steel blade is precision ground, heat treated and Mar tempered in the Cold Steel’s art factory in Taiwan. The result is a blade with outstanding strength, toughness and edge retention.
The blade is then hardened to 57-58 HRC for enhanced edge retention. The O-1 High Carbon Steel increases the blade’s abrasion resistance and allows the steel to achieve a perfect balance of very good blade toughness with excellent edge retention ability. The forward weighted design of the blade allows you to clear a large area with ease in just a single swing.
The Handle of the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus Machete is made from the Kray-Ex material for a firm and comfortable grip. The Kray-Ex material ensures that the handle does not become slippery when wet and absorbs shock when chopping with the knife. Its ergonomic design not only enhances the comfort, but also gives you firm grip. The finger guard on the upper portion ensures that your fingers do not get cut due to a slippage while the elongated bottom part of the handle prevents your hands from slipping away while swinging your machete. The lanyard hole on the bottom part of the handle allows you to hang the machete safely in the garage when it is not use.
Just like Cold Steel Kukris, the Gurkha Kukri Machete in O-1 steel, comes with a Kray-Ex sheath for safe storage and transportation of the blade. You will certainly fall in love with this exquisitely designed kukri machete. Overall, the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus Machete is professionally made and comes with a reasonable retail price.
Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete
Manufactured in South Africa, the Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete is another top-rated machete you will certainly fall in love with. The blade of the machete is designed using the Bush Style SAE 1055 High Carbon Steel for outstanding strength, edge retention and outstanding sharpness. The blade has a baked-on anti-rust matte finish to enhance its corrosion and rust resistance properties.
The Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete is easy to sharpen and is able to retain its sharp edge for long. The machete’s primary grind is established at the factory and may require further sharpening with a stone to regain its sharp cutting edge.
The forward weighted balance makes your cutting and chopping tasks easy and fun. You will certainly love working with this machete in your outdoor adventures. This 20.75-inch machete has an overall blade length of 15.5 inches and 2.8mm thick blade. This makes it a perfect tool for performing the toughest chores, chopping firewood and can be a great choice for self-defense.
The Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete comes with a 5.25-inch long propylene handle with an ergonomic design for enhanced comfort and reduced slippage. The handle is beautifully textured from top to bottom, making it ideal for use in both hot and humid conditions. There is a finger guard on the upper portion of the handle to protect your fingers from getting cut due to slippage.
The enlarged part of the handle helps to avoid the possibility of your hand slipping away while swinging your kukri machete. The 5.25 inches handle, makes this kukri an ideal option for big man. Like other Cold Steel machetes, the Royal Kukri machete comes with a Cor-Ex sheath for safe storage and transportation of the blade.
Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete
If you are looking for a kukri machete with strong chopping properties, then you should go for the Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete. The machete has an overall length of 22 inches and 18.02 oz., making it a perfect light weight Bushcraft or camping tool that can be carried on a belt or lashed to a pack.
The Magnum Kukri Machete is forged from 1055 carbon steel and coated with a matter black anti rust compound for maximum toughness, performance and excellent corrosion and rust resistance properties. The blade is then hardened to 57 to 58 HRC to enhance its edge retention properties. Also, it has a thickness of 2.75mm making it ideal for the cutting through dense branches, chopping tall weeds and clearing fields.
The primary grind of the machete is done in the factory and once has to sharpen it again with a stone after purchase. The blade is easy to sharpen and holds its edge well. It extends to the handle to form a full tang for added strength and durability.
The Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete comes with an ergonomically designed propylene handle that has been grooved for a firm secure grip. The handle is shaped in a way that it won’t slip out of hand as you swing the machete. The propylene material makes this machete perfect for both humid and dry conditions.
The Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete also comes with a decent Cordura sheath for safe storage and transportation. Overall, the Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete is strong and is made of good steel that can withstand the toughest chopping and cutting tasks.
Cold Steel Kukri Plus Machete
The Cold Steel Kukri Plus Machete is lightweight and has an overall length of 18 inches, making it a great option for backpacking. The blade can handle the toughest cutting tasks in the jungle, including clearing brush, chopping wood and so on.
The Cold Steel Kukri Plus machete blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel for maximum strength, incredible sharpness and edge retention. The blade is 13 inches long and 2.8mm thick, making ideal for any survival and combat scenarios. The shape is somehow curved to make it possible for you to chop or slash with ease. The blade extends to the handle to form a full tang for added strength and longevity.
The 5-inch handle is made from polypropylene and is designed to be ergonomic for a firm comfortable grip. The handle is shaped in such a way that it ensures your safety and gives you a secure grip even in humid conditions.
The finger guard protects you from cutting your fingers as you swing the machete. The lanyard hole on the bottom part of the handle allows you to hang the machete safely in your garage. The Cold Steel Kukri Plus Machete comes with a Cor Ex Sheath to protect the blade and allow you to carry the tool outside.
Cold Steel Kukri Machete
If you are looking for an affordable kukri machete by Cold Steel, then you should certainly go for the Cold Steel Kukri Machete. The machete is fully sharpened to handle the toughest cutting and chopping tasks. With an overall length of 18 inches and a weight of 16 oz., this exceptional machete is an ideal option for those who love carrying their tool outside. The blade is made from 1055 Carbon Steel with Black baked-on anti-rust matte finish for enhanced strength, toughness and excellent rust and corrosion properties.
The handle is made of polypropylene to ensure you will always have a firm solid grip and lower chances of slipping out of hand. The machete comes with a Cor-Ex for safe storage and transportation.