Machete Types & Information

Updated 1/4/2019

Latin Machete

Latin Machete
The standard, all-purpose machete with a normal, straight-backed blade. Blade tends to be evenly weighted and fairly stout. 

Uses: The Latin Machete has the widest number of uses of all machete types. The Latin Machete is used for everyday cutting and chopping tasks.

Alternative Names: Bush Machetes


Survival Machete

Survival Machete
The perfect combination of all features. The survival machete blade is heavy enough for chopping and splitting wood. The blunt tip makes and excellent pry bar, ensures safety in rescue situations and is great for digging. The flat side of the survival machete can be used for pounding stakes and the backside as a saw. The survival machete is the product of American ingenuity and continues to gain in popularity. 

Uses: Designed for camping, rescue, and everyday use.

Alternative Names: Rescue Machete, Coping Machete.


Kukri Machete

Kukri Machete
Kukri machetes have 3 parts to their blade, a pointed tip, a thick midsection for chopping, and a narrow area near the handle for carving. 

Uses: Chopping medium vegetation and a utility tool 

Alternative Names: Bush Hog, Khukuri

Bolo Machete

Bolo Machete
The Bolo Machete is the badass of machetes. It is similar to a heavy machete except the Bolo has a bulging tip that is slightly pointed. The bulge adds weight and strength to the end of the Bolo giving it added chopping power. The Bolo Machete typically has a thicker than average blade. 

Uses: Chopping through the tough stuff.

Alternative Names: N/A


Golok Machete

Golok Machete
These machetes generally have a distinctive curved shape in which both the spine and the edge are curved. The curved end concentrates the force on a small area. The distinctive shape prevents the blade from getting lodged in the material. 

Uses: Good for cutting woody material without lodging in the material. 

Alternative Names: Parang Machete


Panga Machete

Panga Machete
The Panga Machete is a very popular machete style used in agriculture and for brush clearing. The Panga has a curved blade for chopping and slicing. The upturned point can concentrate force on a small area. 

Uses: Traditionally used for stripping shoots and buds from a branch. The hooked blade is also used for cutting vines, general use and other woodlot management practices. 

Alternative Names: Billhook Machete, Bagging Hook, Sheaf Hook, Trimming Hook.