GANZO Firebird Machete Fix Blade Knife is is a typical kukri. Its blade is curved and expands towards the tip. Thanks to this form, it is much easier to perform chopping actions. Moreover, when you first take this machete in your hands, you feel like waving it at all or throwing it at all.
Blade length is 286 mm (thickness at the butt ~ 3.5 mm). Taking into account the total length of 440 mm, this machete can be called the “middle” version among models of this class. F804-FS is not too large and not small. Great for cutting shrubs, cattail, reeds and small branches.
For the manufacture of the blade used high carbon steel grade 5Cr14, hardened to a level of ~ 54 HRC. This material is resistant to shock loads, however, without proper care, it can be affected by corrosion and with intensive use, the blade made of steel 5Cr14 loses sharpness relatively quickly.
The Firebird F804-FS model, its blade has a black protective coating that prevents the formation of corrosion and does not allow the surface of the blade to blinking in the sun or from other light sources. And in the kit there is a pretty good sharpener, which allows you to quickly restore the machete sharpness, even with a strong “ground” of the cutting edge.
GANZO Firebird Machete Fix Blade Knife has a rich package, which in addition to the machete also includes a branded nylon carrying case with a removable belt and a hip mount, a single-sided sharpener and a flint with a chair, which are in a small removable cover.
The GANZO Firebird Machete Fix Blade Knife is massive and with a monolithic construction. It is entirely made of rubberized plastic and does not assemble, that has a positive effect on the strength of the machete as a whole, and ease of use. In addition, rubberized plastic, although a little, but absorbs shocks, reducing the load on the user’s hand.
Due to the deep grooves under the fingers and the textured surface, Firebird F804-FS machete does not slip out of hands even when working in gloves or when wet. On the other hand, it should be noted the rather large size of the handle. Owners of small palms may be slightly uncomfortable given a machete.
In the end part of the handle there is a hole under the lanyard. It is rather wide and a safety lanyard is easily passed through.
GANZO Firebird Machete Fix Blade Knife Features:
- Fixed Blade
- Lanyard Hole
- Model Number: F804
- Handle Material: Rubber Plastic
- Blade Material: 5CR14C
- Total Length: 440mm
- Blade Length: 286mm
- Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
- Hard Rock: +-54HRC
- Weight: 544g (without Sheath), 784g (with Sheath)
- 1 x GANZO Firebird Machete Fix Blade Knife
- There may be slight size deviations (1-3CM) due to manual measurement, different measuring methods, and tools
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