Originally Posted by jdavionic
Martindale machetes are tough to come by in a retail store. Ebay has some. Looking online, it looks like they are popular. I wonder if the British brand that Stewy31C cited was a Martindale as well. Ring a bell, Stewy?
Not really. And after looking at them most seem to have wooden handles. Mine has a plain jane plastic handle w/ lanyard hole. Honestly I think it's a cheaper brand. It was only like 25 bucks.
The Martindales look nice and well made, never used one though.
And about those saw backed edge machetes. Definitely use extra care. If you hit something that the machete doesn't cut into at the wrong angel or awkward swing you may end up smacking yourself in the face with the teeth.