Issue 03 Preview – Go Big – Machetes and Longer-Edge Blades Recoil Staff Join the Conversation There are times when your pocket folder just isn’t enough. There are even times when your larger fixed-blade combat knife won’t cut it, either. For those times when you need heavy hacking power, reach for a tool that has a lot more cutting surface. These six blades are some of the options on the market, and in true RECOIL fashion, they are of course shown life-size. BRAND: Dawson Knives MODEL: Asian Tanto (Custom) OAL: 20.2 inches BLADE LENGTH: 13 inches WEIGHT: 24 ounces MSRP: $1,315 URL: www.dawsonknives.com This Dawson Knives Asian Tanto (Custom) is handmade in Prescott Valley, Arizona for a handful of very select military personnel; it is also available to commercial customers. The Asian Tanto (Custom) features a double-edge blade at the tip, as well as bloodletting indentations at the base. Its Micarta handle is finished with Barry Dawson’s signature Japanese Interlocking Wrap for a positive and controllable grip. A custom-fitted Kydex sheath comes with it. BRAND: SOG Specialty Knives & Tools MODEL: SOGfari Machete OAL: 24 inches BLADE LENGTH: 18 inches WEIGHT: 15.7 ounces MSRP: $33 URL: www.sogknives.com The SOGfari machete offers three tools in one. The front has the classic straight-edge machete blade for clearing through brush or chopping wood. The back is a saw that extends almost the full length of the blade, and a spiked tang extends from the butt of the rubber handle for pounding and scraping. The SOGfari machete also comes in an 13-inch version, and a nylon sheath is included. BRAND: Woodman’s Pal MODEL: Long Reach – Model 145 OAL: 22 inches BLADE LENGTH: 11 inches WEIGHT: 15 ounces MSRP: $70 URL: www.woodmanspal.com The original Woodman’s Pal machete has been military issue since 1941. The Long Reach – Model 145 is an extended version of the original, but offers the same unique, sickle hook. The goal of the design is to offer a multipurpose machete that also delivers the power of an axe. It’s also available with a nylon sheath and with the sheath as well as a stone set. For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 3 Explore RECOILweb:Geiger Rig earns more kudos and goes tactical SureFire releases 1,000 Lumen XH30The New FN 509 Compact: Any Red Dot, Any LightWalther Arms CREED 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.