- Apr 7, 1999
Have you been to K-mart recently? Well they usually have almost a whole isle devoted to coleman camping products. The few coleman products I have handled have all broken: one of those multi-tools, a metal match case and a machete. The saddest case would have to be that of the machete. Today I took it home and swung it at some twigs. Unfortunatly I missed which is a sad statment about my knife handling abilities. On the second try I nicked some leaves. I examined the blade, and to my horror I discovered that the edge was bent where it was strait moments before! I only cut some leaves and a twig 3/4cm wide! Next I took the blade to a tree stump and simulated the careless "hack the blade into the wood at the end of a hard cutting job so that it stands on its own" motion. The edge reversed like a freaking pancake! I will clarify: the edge bent completely backwards in a U shape and created a taco in the portion of the blade which struck the stump. It was a huge taco too! I could have filled it with beef, cheese, chile and beans since 2cm of the edge flexed completely backwards. The only happiness this knife brought me came after I flexed the blade with my bare hands turning it into a V. Man I felt strong after doing that. Then I remembered the edge flexed the same after meeting with some leaves and a twig, and I felt crapy again. I just want to warn everyone that coleman can't make machetes or any knives in general. Don't waste your five bucks. They also make a crappy metal match case that will act like a cookie cutter on your hands if you arn't careful.