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Outta The Closet: CRKT Gives You a Chanceinhell

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When you think of a machete, chances are you think of the traditional, wooden handled, straight, no-nonsense jungle tool. CRKT has updated that traditional design with the help of award wining blade master Ken Onion and has reinvented the notion a workhorse slasher.
CRKT Chanceinhell machete Outta the Closet second look at gear
Removed from its nylon sheath, the Chanceinhell™ is astoundingly comfortable to hold, with noticeable weight in the black powder coated 65Mn carbon steel blade. The grip is slightly overmolded injection polymer and rubberized which allows for a little bit more shock absorption when cutting through brush. It is also slightly curved helping with user ergonomics. The overall length is 17.88” with an overall weight of 20 ounces.
CRKT Chanceinhell machete Outta the Closet second look at gear
Out of the box, the blade was extremely sharp and we haven’t had to resharpen it yet. With lanyard holes on the handle, and multiple mounting configurations on the sheath, you can be sure to strap this essential survival tool anywhere you want.
CRKT Chanceinhell machete Outta the Closet second look at gear
We tested the machete through varying thicknesses of brush, from small branches and saplings to overgrowth, and the Chanceinhell™ performed exactly as we would like, leaving everything we cut at our feet. It's no replacement for a tomahawk or small axe, so bear that in mind.
With a street price of under $75, it is an extremely affordable way to add a large blade to your backpack. We couldn’t get over just how comfortable and balanced this machete felt and we’re looking forward to including it in our arsenal of hiking gear.
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Here are the specs from the manufacturer.

Open Overall Length 17.88 inches
Weight 1 lb. 4 ounces

Length 12 inches
Thickness 0.1 inches
Material 65Mn Carbon Steel
Blade-HRC 52-56
Finish Bead Blast then Black Powder Coating
Grind Flat
Style Drop Point Machete
Edge Plain

Material PP Core & TPR Overmold Black with Faux Pigskin Texture

Carry System Black Nylon Sheath
Weight 6.1 ounces

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