This article showcases our top picks for the Best Tactical Machete. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.
This product was recommended by Bill Joseph from Frontier Blades
This tactical machete features a highly versatile and dual purpose blade – perfect for cutting through a variety of materials. The plain edge of the machete’s blade is utilized for a wide range of outdoor and tactical operations, and is generally used for making clean and precision cuts. The spine of the blade highlights serrations – which are great for easily cutting through textured materials, such as ropes, cables, belts, fabrics, etc. This machete also features a gator grip handle which provides a secure grip under wet and dry conditions.
This product was recommended by Marc Bromhall from Beginner Surf Gear
This is our top pick because it’s heavier than other tactical machete’s and it’s made with a beautiful wooden handle. It’s also a great length at 25 inches.
This product was recommended by Bertie Cowan from Effortless Outdoors
The Brute 25-H229 from Whetstone Cutlery, available for purchase on Amazon a great multi-purpose machete to use for not only camping or trail clearing but a great tool to use in your backyard. The handle is comfortable enough, and it has a good edge holding ability. This blade is suitably sharp and expertly helped me chop wood for a campfire in record time and with very little effort on my part. Although the machete is somewhat heavy, it does handle well.
This product was recommended by Devan Cameron from Braised & Deglazed
As chefs, we know our knives. I would recommend this knife by Wüstof because it’s a highly respected German-made knife brand. Wüstof knives are durable, easy to sharpen, relatively affordable and a brand that’s been trusted for years by the hospitality industry.
This product was recommended by Brian Conghalie from My Open Country
As an outdoor wilderness enthusiast, a machete is a useful accompaniment to any hike or camping trip. This model is well balanced, serrated (and so more versatile), and very lightweight (less than a half-pound). Plus this shorter blade type of machete is easier to pack and carry but does the job just fine.