Hansa 18 Inch Lampon Machete
- Blade Length: 18″
- Black plastic injected and multi-riveted handle
- Polished high carbon steel quenched and tempered to maximum flexibility
- Primary grind established at factory but may require further sharpening for desired edge.
- Not aesthetically pristine and may have minor blemishes that are not considered defective.
- Sheath Sold Separately
Hansa Machetes are made in Ecuador, and are well-known for quality among those who use them frequently. The Hansa brand is popular as an agricultural tool for farmers in the Andes region of South America, as well as a standard issue survival tool for the Ecuadorian Special Forces. You will not find these machetes for sale anywhere else in North America.
23 1 /4 in.
|Width at Widest Point||
High Carbon Steel
|Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)||
1.77 mm. / 1.20 mm.
Primary grind established at factory but may require sharpening before first use.
Hard Plastic / Polypropylene
|Country of Origin||
Geoffroy Gautier –
Oh, my… probably the best machete you’ll ever handle! I bought this one out of curiosity, along with a few other machetes, to compare them to my 18″ Tramontina (bush/latin pattern), and it became an instant favorite. What’s amazing with this machete is how the blade feels nimble and weightless, but the authority of the chop when you actually use it. You can swing it like a kitchen knife, but it drops on your target like a ton of bricks.
The nimbleness makes it very good for quick snaps on light and springy vegetation, and the chopping power makes it good for heavier vegetation as well. With proper technique, you get no vibration back in the hand whatsoever, but that wide blade takes a bit of practice to align you chops well enough so that it doesn’t bounce off. But it comes without an edge, so you’ll need some patience to get the best out of that sweet machete. The handle shape is very ergonomic and has no hot spot.
Definitely: BUY IT, you won’t, you can’t regret it!
Geoffroy Gautier –