Camillus Les Stroud “Survivorman” Machete


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Fairfield Ct., Camillus Cutlery’s new SK Jungle Survival Machete gets the job done in tough situations. Renowned survival expert and Survivorman TV personality Les Stroud partnered with Camillus Knives on the new SK Series survival knives.

Within reason a large knife is better than smaller knives for survival–it’s tough to cut down a four-inch pine tree with a 2-inch folder but you can still dress a squirrel with a large blade. However, conventional machetes can be too long for good general purpose use and their thin blades are designed for brush clearing or sugar cane harvesting and are not intended or very good for heavy duty-cutting , digging or prying that survival situations may require. Now comes the purpose-made Camillus SK survival machete with a 2/10 inch thick 113/4-inch blade with its 61Ž4-inch handle. This 18-inch cutting tool is perfect for almost any survival situation cutting task.

The Carbonitride Titanium treated heavy-duty 440-Stainless Steel blade (Please see editorial backgrounder at bottom) has a slight sweep inward so as to better capture whatever you may have to cut. The flat tip is also sharpened for use in digging or for smaller cutting chores. The seriously sharp and long edge has a more abrupt edge angle making it ideal for chopping and much safer and useable than a hatchet, the latter which can rotate and slip.

The tough ergonomically designed handle with lanyard hole features contemporary designed TPR rubber inserts for added grip traction even in cold weather thus making the machete more functional and safer. The pommel is checkered hard steel for non-slip hammering making it safer from slipping off a stuck object. A survival expert like Stroud will emphasize you don’t run, jump, or do such silly things in any survival situation that can get you hurt and that also goes for any cutting or hammering you may have to do. The ballistic nylon sheath houses a handy fire starter and a nylon mesh pocket for various items like the Les Stroud survival tips packed with each SK Series knife.

For self-defense against deadly wildlife in the field, whittling a toothpick to cutting trees for a shelter, the robust Camillus SK Survival machete is a top pick for the serious outdoors-person whether belt carried, stowed in a backpack, snow machine or in your favorite off road vehicle.

About Camillus Carbonitride Titanium Bonded Steel

Camillus Carbonitride Titanium Bonded Steel is a unique and exclusive chemical process that bonds formulated titanium and chromium nitride to the steel. This formulation actually penetrates the treated steel and results in an integral surface that penetrates and bonds with the steel. This treatment creates a surface that is up to three times harder than the base steel. Additionally, the finish is much more corrosive resistant than even 440 Stainless Steel and due to its slickness it provides a more friction free cutting surface.

About Survivorman, Les Stroud.

Les Stroud is the originator of the current popular (now much imitated) TV survival genera. But Stroud is also the real deal and the only TV personality who puts himself into actual (and at times life threatening) survival situations with no camera or video crew or backup team with him. Stroud does all his own filming including long shots. Both Stroud and Camillus’ SK Series knives are the real deal.


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