Woodman's Pal Premium Plus Machete with Cordura Sheath and Honing Stone,284-NS

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The machete is one of the world's handiest blades. A cross between a knife and an ax, it can be used for everything from cutting and maintaining trails to chopping wood. If you happen to run into trouble in the great outdoors, you can even use a machete to defend yourself against a wild animal or a venomous snake.

Of course, that's only if you have a high-quality blade. Check out the Woodman's Pal Classic Machete, which comes with a Cordura sheath and a honing stone. Weighing in at 23 ounces, with a blade 17 inches long, the Woodman's Pal is one of the most burly machetes on the market.

Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, with American materials, this machete works great for cutting and chopping brush up to 3 inches in diameter.It's constructed of high carbon steel and has a brown wood handle. Its Cordura sheath, which is one of the toughest fabrics made to man, will keep your blade at hand's reach when it's not in use. If your machete starts to dull, a honing store is included.

Blade Length 10.625 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (SAE1075 cold rolled)
Sheath Material Cordura
Blade Edge Plain
Point Blunt tip
Handle Material Leather
Total Length 17 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 24 ounces
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Country of Origin USA
Machete Type Weighted
Model Number: 284-NS
Catalog Number: 39679
Average Rating:
By Dave H. from Chicago, IL
December 18, 2017

Thus is a well balanced heavy duty machete that is great for bushcraft, camping, or anytime you need to process smaller diameters of wood. Much lighter to carry than a traditional axe. Love the hand guard. Made in the USA and a simply outstanding value. Easily worth double the price.

By Dave B. from New Orleans.LA
January 26, 2016

Product came right on time and as ordered. Engraving was a nice addition as this was a gift for my son. Would definitely order from Knife Depot again.

By Firefly D. from San Francisco CA
January 1, 2016

Bought as a gift. Looks to be a quality tool. The Honing stone is a little small. I bought a Lanksy puck, which might be a little overkill.

By Dan C. from Austin, TX
October 5, 2013

The knife was great.

By Kathleen B. from Scranton, PA
January 27, 2013

Bought this tool for our son in law. Like it so much we are thinking of buying one for us.

By Nick P. from Cincinnati OH
February 2, 2012

I took this backpacking and chopped firewood up to 4 inches thick with ease will stay in pack a lot lighter than hatchet

By John M. from London, OH
April 18, 2011

Purchased Woodman's Pal Machete, what a GREAT tool! Which I plan to make good use of, quality made, fast shipping. Would definitely recommend Knife Depot to anyone interested in quality products

By Doug P. from Annandale, VA
March 19, 2011

Pretty incredible actually. I like the fact that it comes sharpened satisfactorily. Very versatile. I've spent some time in the woods with it and found it very useful. A great chopper, surprisingly so, rivals the efficiency of a good hatchet. Unsure yet that I like the hand guard, seems like it would be useful, but it also scrapes my knuckles a little. I have other machetes, I think this one may win out as the favorite to carry based on versatility.

By Rodger D. from Florida Keys
February 19, 2011

Great workmanship a quality made Machete.

By Virginia M. from Lindenhurst, IL
February 3, 2011

Excellent quality-presented well, and delighted those of us who have lots of woods to clean out. Made in USA Bravo!

By Mary Louise T. from Dedham.MA
January 18, 2011

Bought it for my husband for Christmas present He loved it. He's difficult to buy for, but he likes to work outdoors and this item was perfect.

By Steve S. from Janesville, WI
November 16, 2010

I've owned a Woodman's Pal Premium for about 4 years now. The second one I purchased was a gift to one of our sons. This is a first class item.

By Hadji S. from Illinois
October 12, 2010

Great tool, well worth money, wear glove until handle get broke in.

By John S. from Yeadon, PA
July 2, 2010

Great tool for all around brush clearing. The knuckle guard is a great addition. The heft if the tool reduces bounce back and makes cleaner cuts the first time.

By Patrick M. from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
February 2, 2010

Great product. Very well made.

By William P. from Birmingham, AL
February 1, 2010

The Woodsman's Pal machete is a solid, quality item, and it's MADE IN THE USA!!!

By Juan R. from Titusville, FL
November 28, 2009

For years I have been in search of a quality machete that is all business rather than show. All I have been able to find are Asian made soft metal thin blade wannabes. This Woodman's Pal is the real deal, solidly built with enough mass to carry your stroke though whatever you are chopping. Well crafted and the leather handle offers a solid perch for even the sweatiest chores.

By Colleen A. from Lowville, NY
November 21, 2009

Nice machete. Sturdy built & feels good in the hand. Great for cutting brush.

By Fran L. from Idaho
November 19, 2009

Just what the Dr. ordered.

By James T. from Port Acres, TX
November 10, 2009

After using this tool only once, it's easy to see why it has been around so long with hardly any changes. ALSO IT IS AMERICAN MADE!

By Martin R. from Boston, MA
November 7, 2009

Excellent tool. Well made, comfortable, but remember all new tools require some sharpening!

By Jerry W. from Nashville, TN
October 28, 2009

Great to see a classic tool still made in the USA!

By Brian S. from Clinton Township, MI
October 9, 2009

Works great! Love it! Have been wanting one for a long time and was surprised to get one just in time for pre-hunting season. Good balance. Love having something made in the USA!

By William H. from Waterford, WI
September 29, 2009

Excellent tool, arrived well packed in a professional manor in a gift worthy presentation. Has more uses than I can think of. A must have for the outdoors-man.

By Luann G. from Sanpete, UT
August 26, 2009

The machete was better than described. It's a solid durable tool that made a unique gift for the man who has everything. He was very impressed.

By Michael M. from Rhinebeck,NY
August 12, 2009

This is an amazing life-time tool! Everything should be made to this standard.

By Lisa H. from Leesburg, GA
July 21, 2009

The woodman's pal is awesome!! It works perfectly for clearing brush and cutting small trees.

By Rick U. from Elk Grove, CA
July 2, 2009

The Woodsman's Pal outshines all machetes & hatchets I have seen/used. This was a gift to a pal in Hawaii, and it excelled in trimming green coconuts for drinking. The brush hook on my personal tool is excellent for gardening and small brush clearing. Holds a superb edge!!!

By Dennis S. from Pocatello, ID
June 28, 2009

This is the best tool I've ever had for cutting brush!

By Wilhelm L. from Chicago, IL
June 27, 2009

It is an excellent multi-purpose tool for camping! The Woodman's Pal is useful for base camp chores and can be packed in a day-pack for hikes.

By John T. from Jacksonville, NC
June 21, 2009

I like it a lot! I used it in the mountains of NC and it had a nice, solid, heavy feel to it.

By Gran B. from Connecticut
May 26, 2009

We have two and find them excellent for trail clearing and brush removal.

By Eric D. from Carson City, NV
April 1, 2009

I feel this knife will be very useful in my job. (wild land firefighter)

By Terry D. from Dallas, TX
March 23, 2009

This is the 5th one I have bought for myself and friends. Need I say more. The engraving made it a special, personal gift and the recipients loved 'em! TD

By Jeffrey Z. from White River Junction, Vermont
March 18, 2009

I have been wanting one of these for a long time. It took a lot of time for me to finally justify its purchase. I am glad I did, but I wish that I hadn't waited so long. This thing is really a nice piece of work. I carry it in my JEEP, on my belt around my home. Very handy, and nicely made.

By Hope B. from Louisville, KY
February 25, 2009

We purchased this as a gift for my husband on Father's day. I am very pleased with the construction and the engraving (I requested). I purchased the 'Pal' with the leather handle; I thought it would be more comfortable. I think we made a good choice and highly recommend it for any outdoor enthusiast. My husband has wanted one for some time, now. He has no idea it is in our closet waiting to surprise him.

By Mike M. from Houston, TX
February 24, 2009

It is a great item and was received in a timely manner.

By Janie T. from Midlothian, VA
January 31, 2009

It's nice to make someone happy at Christmas. This is what my husband asked for and when he opened it he immediately ran outside to try it. It easily tore up some small trees we had sprouting out of some tree stumps. Boys and their toys!! He loves it!

By John Z. from Baltimore, MD
January 22, 2009

The Woodman's Pal is a great all around camping tool. It is nice quality and workmanship, and was a unique gift idea for all the campers in my family this past Christmas.

By Erik A. from San Diego, CA
January 19, 2009

This is a very good tool! It is sturdy and well-balanced. It is exactly the sort of item that rounds out the complete camper's rig or survival kit. I've purchased these for friends before, and figured it was time to get one for myself. I am pleased with my purchase and expect a lifetime of service from this time-tested implement.

By Karen S. from Harrisburg, PA
January 16, 2009

Great high quality blade with nice carry sheath. Superb functionality and as an added plus, American made.

By Geraldine N. from Lusby, MD
January 16, 2009

The most awesome gift you can give a man.

By Rosemary R. from Houston
January 14, 2009

This was a gift for my outdoors man son-in-law. He was very pleased with it! He said it would be very helpful when he goes hunting, and also in making trails on his place in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

By Mack H. from Enterprise, AL
January 6, 2009

As with all American made products, this one is built to last. A real show-stopper during the opening of Christmas presents, everyone wanted to see the Woodman's Pal. My son can't wait to start clearing brush with this machete strapped to his waist. I'm sure that he'll proudly pass it on to his own child someday as a real family heirloom.

By Mrs. C. from Bryan, TX
January 4, 2009

This was a gift for my husband and he loves it!

By Stephen W. from Millersburg, IN
January 4, 2009

Haven't had a chance to use this yet , but I am impressed with the quality of the item. Hard to beat " made in the USA "

By David M. from Las Vegas, NV
December 25, 2008

I love the quality and workmanship of the Woodman's Pal and it was obviously a product that was thought out by people "in the field" rather than on a drawing board in an office by men with soft hands. I actually hate to give anything top-notch ratings but I honestly can't find a gripe with this knife. It does what it's supposed to do and it does it well. It sharpens easily yet holds an edge reasonably well. It's a machete and an axe and a billhook all rolled up into one.

By Ken G. from College Station, TX
December 20, 2008

This is NOT a toy.It makes cutting brush and saplings with one stroke easy. Beautifully made in the USA with quality steel and craftsmanship. A powerful, well-balanced tool. I really appreciate the versatility of my Woodsman's Pal. It's going with me to my upcoming trip to the BWCA in Northern Minnesota!

By Travis S. from Millington, TN
December 20, 2008

I am very well pleased with the 2 WOODSMAN PAL I purchased. Delivery was timely. It was a little pricey.

By Harold G. from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
November 23, 2008

This is a super nice item! I have used these before and decided to own one. It is very useful and handy!

By Mark M. from Seminole, FL
November 17, 2008

It is obviously well built out of high quality steel. The machete is sharp as can be and effortless way to trim brush. I think this tool will way outlast me!

By Chan M. from Utah
November 10, 2008

This was a gift for my son. He really likes it!

By Robin F. from Rhineland, MO
September 30, 2008

I bought this for my husband. He loves it and uses it often for a variety of thing!

By Bill E. from Montana
September 4, 2008

I bought 2 of these. One for my Dad and one for myself. I'm very happy with the experience at your website just because of the smile my Dad had when he got what he wanted for his birthday.

By James C. from Live Oak, FL
September 1, 2008

I should have ordered a Woodsman's Pal long before now. It is a great tool!

By Dennis B. from Newnan, GA
August 21, 2008

I have been using the machete for taking off limbs after I take a tree down and it cuts very well. I'm very pleased with the product. Later on I may purchase the longer handle Machete for a better reach on small trees in my woods to keep a trail clear. Very good machete Dennis

By Alfredo L. from Michigan
August 20, 2008

My Dad was speechless on this gift! He loves it and takes it out with him when he goes out to take care of his bees or just walk through the woods.

By Patrick K. from Pennsylvania
July 30, 2008

The Woodsman's Pal Premium Plus is a quality tool. You can feel the craftsmanship right out of the box. Additionally, this item is American Made which is something we should all look for in everything we buy. I recommend spending the extra money on engraving a name or initials into this item--that was the "icing on the cake" as this was a gift for my father. Plus...the folks at your website processed this order in a most efficient manner. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat.

By Shona C. from Ontario, Canada
July 8, 2008

I bought this for my husbands birthday. He is over the moon with the quality and appearance of the knife. It is nice to see some things are still made with pride and workmanship!

By Jason M. from Battle Creek, MI
June 7, 2008

The Woodman's Pal Machete is AWESOME! I have been using it clearing brush from my farm property and its amazing how well it works. Its so durable and it goes through some of the thickest branches. I have really put it to the test out in the woods and there are hardly any marks on it. I am so happy that I have this Machete. I highly recommend the Woodman's Pal.

By Roy B. from Toronto,ontario, Canada
May 15, 2008

Unfortunately I have not had a chance to use it yet, as I bought it for up north, but it looks great and feels good in my hand.

By Doc D. from Florida
May 14, 2008

This is a top quality materials and workmanship create a very useful tool. The balance is excellent for horizontal or vertical swing. The cordura sheath is a bit snug ( may stretch with use?). The honing stone is nice extra.

By Louis C. from New Boston, NH
April 18, 2008

I am most anxious to use the Woodman's Pal to clear some trails in our woods. Up to now the snow has been too deep. One of my friends brought one back in 1945 or 1946 from the army surplus. I hope you get a lot of use out of it.

By Martin K. from Texas
March 21, 2008

I bought this for my father for his birthday and he loves it! He hasn't had a problem with it yet.

By Bill L. from Inverness, CA
March 8, 2008

Prompt service, reasonable price, and an excellent product... a good deal for me!

By Shirlee D. from Franklin, NC
March 4, 2008

This was a gift for my husband! It was exactly as described and he loved it. We are campers and the Woodman's Pal makes camping much easier, especially when gathering fire wood.

By David L. from Greenville, SC
February 5, 2008

I have used my Woodman's Pal and I am very pleased with it.

By Linda H. from Ocala, FL
January 28, 2008

This is a top quality product. My husband has had one for 15 years and likes the versatility of the Woodman's Pal. This one was for our son.

By Sande M. from Castle Rock, WA
January 20, 2008

My husband was delighted with his Christmas present! This product is wonderfully crafted and should bring many years of brush cutting!

By Milton R. from Oak Harbor, WA
January 19, 2008

The Woodman's Pal is a fine tool. I bought one earlier for myself, and bought this one for my son as a Christmas gift.

By Ray B. from Yorktown, VA
January 17, 2008

Great tool. I had one of these years ago that was government issued and used it all the time. Unfortunately, it was stolen during a household move. I am quite happy to have a Woodman's Pal in my tool set again.

By Sheryl C. from Homer City, PA
January 10, 2008

Made in the USA! Nice quality product, but wish it was a bit longer. I would have preferred the leather sheath too. I plan on buying more for gifts.

By Bill W. from Anderson, SC
September 17, 2007

I purchased the item to clear brush and small trees from shooting lanes for hunting. It performed very well and I would recommend it to anyone for clearing underbrush and small saplings.

By Al C. from Spokane Valley, WA
August 22, 2007

It is better than any other bushwhacker I've seen. It is much heavier than I expected and lives up to company claims and then some. Thanks!

By Dennis D. from Willis, TX
August 9, 2007

This product is hefty and well balanced. Clearing brushy undergrowth is quick, whether your chopping or using the hook. Best of all, it's made in the United States.

By Eddie B. from Tennessee
August 5, 2007

The product was exactly as advertised and the delivery was prompt! Thanks.

By Troy S. from Anacortes, WA
August 1, 2007

This is a very well made tool! It is heavy enough to really do some good. I use it to limb up fir and hemlock trees. It works very well to clear the soft shrubby stuff too. It is a good quality tool and nice sheath too!

By Chuck S. from Flagstaff, AZ
July 25, 2007

It is an excellent product and good service!

By Juan C. from Boise, ID
July 14, 2007

Works great, cleans easy, sharpens fast, and it lasts. It's also well balanced.

By Brenda R. from Kitts Hill, OH
May 26, 2007

I bought this Machete for my father on his birthday and he absolutely loved it. He uses it all the time to work around his property. This is a great knife and a great gift. The only thing I regret not doing is getting it engraved.

By George F. from Long Island, NY
May 18, 2007

I am extremely pleased with the product! It is of the highest quality construction and performs fully to my expectations. I would recommend the Woodman's Pal to anyone seeking an effective and durable tool for appropriate uses.

By Edward O. from Clinton, NC
March 11, 2007

It works great! I am very satisfied with the machete.

By Tom H. from Dundas, VA
February 28, 2007

It is exactly as advertised. I needed to cut some paths through heavy brush to set up deer stands and found the perfect tool for the job.

By William G. from Yalaha, FL
February 8, 2007

This is a superb tool. I highly recommend it!

By Michelle L. from Portland, MA
January 28, 2007

It made a lovely gift and was beautifully made!

By Richard C. from Huntington, NY
January 15, 2007

I never saw this item because it was shipped as a gift to my son. He liked it and said that he has also done business with your site too.

By Bryan R. from Baltimore, MD
December 17, 2006

It worked wonderfully. I thought it was odd that they left the very outer edge unsharpened until I slammed it into the dirt a few times. I used it to clear nearly 1/2 an acre and it's still sharp.

By Kane G. from Houston, TX
December 1, 2006

The machete is a fine piece of work! Everything was excellent!

By Larry F. from Chesterland, OH
December 1, 2006

I purchased the Woodman's Pal machete to help in clearing a field of small trees (up to 3" trunk, 5'-15'height), wild roses and blackberry bushes. It turned out to be as handy as I anticipated from testimonials.

By David R. from Mansfield, LA
November 28, 2006

When I buy something, no matter what it is, my first priority is dependability and longevity. With that said, more times than not that includes a hefty price tag. However, in the past I have spent fifty dollars spanning the course of three months for three different machetes, all of which I destroyed in a couple of days. Mind you, all I did was what the tool was designed to do. I am six foot three inches tall and two hundred and forty pounds, and can run like the wind.....very athletic for my size and I have been lifting weights for fifteen years. Basically, I bend cheaper machetes just removing two inch brush. The woodsman's pal is built like I am, like a brick house if you know what I'm saying. I can honestly say that this tool will last longer than I.

By John T. from California
November 13, 2006

I have been wanting one of these for some time. We are very happy with the quality and the shipping was very prompt.

By Rob B. from Holland, MA
November 1, 2006

This is an excellent tool and very well made! BUY ONE!

By Rebecca C. from Philadelphia, PA
October 23, 2006


By David H. from Nicholville, NY
October 11, 2006

Everything is excellent!

By Eli G. from Country Club Hills, IL
October 9, 2006

This product is really great!

By Robert C. from Alexandria, VA
October 4, 2006

I have been using the woodman's pal for trail building and have been cutting limbs 3 inches in diameter, and green blow down 4 inches thick. An excellent tool, easy to use!

By David S. from Butler, PA
October 2, 2006


By Lizzy B. from Fall River, MA
October 1, 2006

I love the Woodman's Pal...it sure has been a Pal to me.....I was able to cut with a single swipe and the blade remained very sharp....I used the honing stone but really didn't need to!

By Charles K. from Golden, CO
September 22, 2006

A very well constructed instrument that will prove to be essential for any type of camp.

By Phil D. from Brea, CA
September 6, 2006

This is outstanding quality and workmanship. It is an excellent camping/survival tool with more uses than a standard hatchet or camp ax.

By Steve J. from New Jersey, NY
August 25, 2006

It is a well crafted. I really like it!

By Tim L. from Missoula, MT
August 21, 2006

It is an excellent tool for cutting brush and small trees. This is a professional brush cutting friend and my first Woodsman's Pal.

By Joel C. from Westland, MI
August 11, 2006

Recently, I decided to build a garage. In addition to a chainsaw and a pair of heavy duty pruning shears, I finally bought myself a Woodman's Pal. I have wanted one for years, but never really had a good reason--as if a male needs a reason to purchase another tool... I bought it mostly because of its looks--efficient. The large heavy blade with the hook made it look like it would do limbing and brush clearing more effectively than the pruning shears. I was right! After downing evergreens, birches, and many softwood poplars, the Woodman's Pal was faster for limbing than the shears and often faster and easier to use than the chainsaw for branches up to 1.5 inches in diameter. It is well balanced and not too heavy. After heavy use, just a couple passes with my diamond file makes it sharp enough to shave with. trees. Lastly, it would make a formidable defensive weapon if you aroused any animal's interest in the woods. A great tool at a very reasonable price.

By Thomas B. from Franklin , TN
August 4, 2006

The best tool for the outdoorsman that has ever been made.I don't go hunting,camping or hiking without it. When you put the woodsman's pal on you are ready for whatever nature brings.

By Alex R. from Pulaski, VI
July 26, 2006

Not only is the item outstanding but your price was the best around.

By Milt S. from West Chester, PA
July 10, 2006

Very helpful tool on my property. Have cleared out some areas, and intend to do more this winter. It is well designed, with excellent quality control.

By William K. from Brookville, PA
June 28, 2006

This is a first class tool. The fit and finish are more than adequate but the variety of tasks that can be handled with this implement is were one finds the true value. One of the best buys I have ever made. This truly is the jack of all trades in the knife world. This knife is tough and well constructed and will give years of good service. I have all confidence in the woodman's pal as an all around survival tool and plan on taking it on every outing into the wilderness from here on out.

By James M. from Franklin, TN
June 23, 2006

Product and service beyond expectations. I highly recommend it to everyone.

By Art G. from Palm Desert,CA
June 12, 2006

It is a good weight and is very comfortable. Also comes sharp unlike most cutting implements. The price is worth it.

By Matamela M. from South Africa
June 8, 2006

Great knife!

By William D. from Carpinteria, CA
May 25, 2006

Great quality at a great price. Truly, a must buy for any outdoorsman.

By William M. from Mobile, Alabama
January 29, 2006

Great service

By Thomas B. from Oregonia , OH
January 27, 2006

Excellent tool. I should have bought one long ago.

By Marilyn H. from Del Norte, CO
January 26, 2006

I bought this as a gift. The receiver was very pleased with the knife. He had been wanting one and was thrilled with it.

By Deb P. from Harrison, MT
January 23, 2006

What impressed me the most was the excellent quality and the fact that it is actually made in the USA.

By K J. from Seattle, WA
January 22, 2006

Looks mean! It's very sharp and comfortable to hold. Haven't had a chance to go out and use it yet, (Seattle rain)but I can't wait!

By Christopher W. from Hudson, WI
October 19, 2005

Very effective in clearing various types of underbrush on my wooded property. The construction is first-rate and craftsmanship outstanding. Thanks for producing such a fine product.

By Scott L. from Houston, TX
January 18, 2010

Tool works great but is hard to get in & out of the sheath.

By Roger H. from Texas
April 6, 2009

This is a great product that has been around for many many years! The reason for the four stars than five is the high price compared to other tools.

By John L. from Florida
February 22, 2009

The machete is good quality.

By Nicole P. from Beaver, PA
January 20, 2009

Well, I did not purchase the item for myself. I actually bought 2. One was for my husband and one for my dad for Christmas. They both loved it! They said it was a great gift!

By Marcus M. from Seal Rock, OR
November 22, 2008

I haven't had a real chance to put it to the test, but it looks like it is advertised- tough, strong and durable. When I get a change to swing it out back, then I'll really know.

By Terry D. from Dallas, TX
June 30, 2008

It is beautiful workmanship and I am sure it will outlive me but it is a little pricey. Still love it, TD

By Terry D. from Dallas
June 30, 2008

It is beautiful workmanship and I am sure it will outlive me but it is a little pricey. Still love it, TD

By Curt J. from Pittsburgh, PA
June 27, 2008

This was rated one of the best knives recently and it is rather unique. I enjoy using it, but tend to overdo it. It came with a sharpening stone which is great for the main blade, but tough to use on the hooked part. I need to get a cylindrical stone for that. The sheath makes it easy to carry. A leather strap for the handle would make it less apt to fly out of your hand, not that I've lost it yet. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with it!

By Danny S. from Rockmart, GA
February 24, 2008

The Pal works very well and it feels good in my hands. Cuts through this Georgia and Alabama brush with ease. Also I am very proud of the fact that its 100% made in USA.

By Roger P. from Dallas, GA
January 9, 2008

I received this as a Christmas present. I've wanted one for sometime now and I'm not disappointed. It is balanced well and cuts easily. I gave it four stars instead of five because I would like a little thicker grip.

By Dianne S. from Troy, MI
September 30, 2007

The machete isn't really what I wanted. I really wanted a flat bladed machete that was sharp. It is a great machete after all.

By Orlando N. from Laredo, TX
March 5, 2007

The balance of the blade is well thought out. The leather handle maintains its grip wet. It comes in handy when trimming back branches.

By Joseph B. from Leominster, MA
January 15, 2007

This is a nice tool and I use it for home defense.

By James M. from Franklin, NC
December 23, 2006

I try to keep a path between our place and another not too far and the Woodman's Pal sure does make it easier. You won't be disappointed. I especially like the ability to cut the briar's at ground level.

By Rachel H. from Ketchikan, AK
July 19, 2006

It works great for cutting trail when we go hunting or hiking.

By Aron R. from Oregon
July 13, 2006

I'm still learning to use it, but so far I find it no better, and in some cases worse, than a regular machete. I use it to clear trails of blackberry and small elderberry trees. The machete has a longer reach and lighter blade, and cuts more cleanly. Perhaps with time I'll learn to love this, but not yet.

By Jimmy D. from Dallas, TX
November 30, 2009

Well,I don't think the knife is very sharp. And I am not sure if I can put the right edge on it. You have to be very strong to do the things on the owners manual. No, I would not recommend it to someone else.

By Jeff S. from Waterboro, ME
May 1, 2009

The "D" hand guard is hard on the back edge of your hand as you swing the Pal in the recommended hand-hold and swing described in the instructions. I would recommend heavy gloves or think about the wood handle with-out the "D" guard.

By Garry J. from Manhattan, IL
April 9, 2007

Nice stone.

By Jim V. from San Ramon, CA
December 21, 2007

I wish I had just bought a regular machete. I tried using it several times and do not see the extra advantage of the Woodsman's Pal. The people I was working with got more done with their machete.

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The Woodman's Pal machete is designed to trim, prune, chop, split, blaze trails, brush out lines, clear campsites, chop firewood, split kindling, build hunting blinds or lean-to-shelters. The multipurpose Woodman's Pal machete can efficiently perform the tasks of many tools including machetes, axes, hatchets, pruning saws, pruning shears, pruning knives, bow saws, loppers, Bowie knives and for certain jobs, even chain saws.

Woodman's Pal machetes are handcrafted in Pennsylvania with all American made raw materials. Unsurpassed quality since 1941.

Why buy from Picnic World?

  1. Extraordinary Customer Service - We don't just sell picnic baskets, we eat, sleep and breathe them. Call us and a real person will answer the phone.
  2. Easy Returns for 30 Days - If you're not delighted on your picnic, then neither are we. At Picnic World, we offer a 30-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee.
  3. Small Business Values - There are plenty of nameless, faceless corporations out there. We're not one of them.
  4. Over 1200 Picnic Pleasures in Stock - We carry a huge selection of picnic baskets from the world's best brands.
  5. BBB "A+" Rating - We've been a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business since 2005 with a lifetime "A+" rating.

We Picnics

Not only do we sell picnic products but we believe picnics are the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Each one of our staff members has a personal connection to picnicking, whether it’s eating lunch at Branford Park every day or searching high and low for the best picnic spot. I know our appreciation for picnics has a direct impact on Picnic World. Warren Sager, Owner of Picnic World

More Info

The multipurpose Woodman's Pal machete can efficiently perform the tasks of many tools including machetes, axes, hatchets, pruning saws, pruning shears, pruning knives, bow saws, loppers, Bowie knives and for certain jobs, even chain saws.

Handcrafted in Pennsylvania with all American made raw materials.

Unsurpassed quality since 1941.

Woodman's Pal Premium w/ Leather Grip & Steel Knuckleguard. Provides great momentum and fine balance. Recommended for all around cutting and chopping of brush up to 3 inch diameter.

Weight: 24 oz. Length: 17"

**Up to Three Line Engraving Available for Additional Charge.** We recommend a name and date or an initial and date on the engraving. Please call if adding more information. Add engraving info. to comment section when checking out. *Please allow and extra 3 days for engraving

Special Offers

Through December 31, take $5 off any order over $100. Use promotional code CRAZYDECEMBER during checkout.
Through December 31, take $20 off any order over $500. Use promotional code BIGSAVINGS during checkout.
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