Cold Steel 18 Inch Bolo Machete with Sheath

(1 customer review)
Cold Steel
  • Blade Length:  18″
  • Overall Length: 23  5/8″
  • 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

Out of stock


Out of stock

This style popular in SE Asia and the Pacific features a “fat” point that shifts its weight forward where it can do the most good when heavy chopping or slashing is called for. As a survival tool, it will open a coconut or chop down a tree with equal ease. Cold Steel produces a quality line of machetes featuring styles from all over the world. With a distinctive black finish to prevent rust, Cold Steel combines aesthetic appeal with a useable tool.

Cold Steel machetes have a reputation throughout the world for being strong, sharp and extremely durable. When you purchase a machete from Cold Steel, you’re buying more than just “a machete”, you’re investing in reliable tool you can count on to be there when you need it. Made from High Carbon steel, with a rust resistant coating, you’re sure to find use for any machete in the Cold Steel lineup. Depending on the model, Cold Steel machetes will have either a utility edge, for crushing through tasks or a sharpened edge, when you need that extra cutting power. Whichever you prefer, Cold Steel has a machete for you.

SKU: CS97LBMS Category:

Blade Length

18 in.

Total Length

23 5/8 in.


1 lb. 3 oz.

Weight with Sheath

1 lb. 8 oz.

Width at Widest Point

3 1/4 in.

Blade Composition

1055 High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

2.2 mm. / 2.0 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

Sheath Features

Plastic Tip Reinforcement, Riveted Seams, Sewn

Enclosure Type

Fold Over Snap Enclosure

Sheath Material


Belt Loop Attachment


Country of Origin

South Africa

Length Group

Based on 1 review

4.0 overall

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

  1. Roger

    Holds a great edge ,though, have used it to cut everything from bamboo , hardwood trees, to light brush and it has never suffered any knocks or rolls gas held up great , however it is forward heavy which may be perfect for some but I like a more balanced blade , the handle is quite short and wide not the easiest to hold onto once its sweaty I have large hands so it’s not to bad however I did modify it somewhat. I ground it down for a better fit then wrapped it with sports wrap and now it’s a much better handle still short but better. I have the cold steel double edge gladius and it’s a much better balanced blade, I use all my blades quite a bit and I cant afford to be held up by a cheap blade and I can always count on cold steel. THEY WILL CUTTTTTT! Doug Marcida says..