Cold Steel 14 Inch Smatchet

(2 customer reviews)
Cold Steel
  • Blade Length:  14″
  • Overall Length: 19 3/4″
  • Textured hard polypropylene handle
  • Bush Style SAE 1055 High-Carbon Steel with Black Baked-On Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Imported from South Africa
  • Primary grind established at factory but may require further sharpening for desired edge.
  • Sheath included

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The Smatchet is all about function. Just holding a Smatchet instills confidence and a grim determination for getting the job done. The design is based on the Royal Welch Fusiliers trench blade, its very name became a byword for guts, glory and bravery. Our modern interpretation of this military classic features the same broad spear point and false edge with the addition of a strong steel-reinforced guard and rugged weather-proof handle.

SKU: CS97SMATS Categories: ,

Blade Length

14 in.

Total Length

19 3/4 in.


10 oz.

Weight with Sheath

1 lb. 11 oz.

Blade Composition

1055 High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

2.8 mm. / 2.8 mm.

Blade Style

Blade Detail

Primary grind established at factory but may require sharpening before first use.

Full Tang


Handle Features

Lanyard Hole

Handle Material

Hard Plastic / Polypropylene

Handle Style


Sheath Material


Country of Origin

South Africa

Based on 2 reviews

4.0 overall

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  1. Ronald Dunne

    A very likable large knife or short machete. Useful in yard or garden for chopping, slicing and even digging. The reason I give it 4 stars instead of five is the thinness of the blade.. 2mm I think. It wouldnt be that difficult to make these a 3mm or even 2.5… Doubtful it will break but a heavier blade would be stronger and more powerful in the strike.
    Also, a higher grade of steel, even 1060 would have aided in edge retention.. Having waited for years for something like this, I am pleased!

    Ronald Dunne

  2. Charles

    After some modifications, this is a very useful camp/garden tool. In the unlikely event of the zombie apocalypse or an attack by swashbuckling pirates, it’s almost perfect as is.

    – Packably short, but long enough for most camp tasks.
    – Thick blade tough enough for hard tasks like digging.
    – Very acute tip can pierce virtually anything.
    – Continuous curved edge slices effortlessly.
    – Chops better than traditional machetes of this length.
    – Came sharp and very easy to hone.
    – Very comfortable handle.
    – Hooked butt keeps machete in hand during hard use.
    – Reinforced metal guard is great for sword fights with pirates or avoiding zombie bites.

    – Requires real modification to be camp/garden ready.
    – Metal reinforced guard/quillon gets in the way.
    — Prevents use of different grips.
    — Makes choking up to carve impossible.
    — Best modified by cutting top guard off.
    – Swedge gets in the way of camp/garden use.
    — Makes it impractical to hold blade or baton.
    — Can be modified by filing flat.
    – Handle has no traction. Can be modified with athletic tape.
    – Baked-on blade coating wears poorly.