Hansa 18 Inch Peinilla Machete

(4 customer reviews)
Hansa Machetes, Ecuador
  • 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

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The peinilla features a fairly light blade, evenly weighted, with a pronounced pointed end.

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.

SKU: HAN66-18 Category:

Blade Length

18 in.

Total Length

23 1/4 in.


1 lb.

Width at Widest Point

2 1/8 in.

Blade Composition

High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

2.20 mm. / 1.78 mm.

Blade Style

Blade Detail

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

Handle Features


Handle Material

Hard Plastic / Polypropylene

Handle Style


Country of Origin


Based on 4 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. Joel Shutt (verified owner)

    This is a very good purchase. It is so light in hand, very nimble. For a shortish length and thin blade, it packs a wallop. Slices very well through all sorts of vegetation. I will say, don’t put too thin of an edge on it if you plan on chopping tough woody stuff, it’ll chip out a little. But not more than any other brand Ive used, and I’ve used a lot. The steel is actually very good, easy to sharpen, and stays sharp. Better than Gavilan. If you want a lighter machete for clearing trails, etc., buy this. Good point works out for bushcrafty stuff too.

    Joel Shutt

  2. CS (verified owner)

    Wonderful steel but comes basically dull and handle sucks. Takes real effort to sharpen but rewards the effort with unreal cutting and amazing edge. Athletic tape for handle. One of my favorite machetes does everything from big game hunting to clearing trees.


  3. Salvador

    Perfect for me


  4. Salvador

    Just what I was looking for