Gear Outta The Closet: CRKT Gives You a Chanceinhell Recoil Staff December 11, 2015 Join the Conversation 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. 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. 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. 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. You can find Columbia River Knife & Tool on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or rel=”nofollow”Twitter. Here are the specs from the manufacturer. Dimensions Open Overall Length 17.88 inches Weight 1 lb. 4 ounces Blade 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 Handle Material PP Core & TPR Overmold Black with Faux Pigskin Texture Carry Carry System Black Nylon Sheath Weight 6.1 ounces Explore RECOILweb:SHOT16: The Backpack Chair - by DEFCONVeteran Vices: Grill Your Ass OffConcealed/Open or Off Duty - Do you carry a secondary?Review: The Maxim Defense PDX NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.