Hansa 24 Inch Tres Canales Yegua Machete

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)
Hansa Machetes, Ecuador
  • Blade Length: 24″
  • Polished high carbon steel quenched and tempered to maximum flexibility
  • Primary grind established at factory but will require further sharpening for fine edge.
  • Not aesthetically pristine and may have minor blemishes that are not considered defective.
  • Sheath sold separately
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This 24 inch “three-channeled” machete does have a wonderful weighted blade for chopping thick vegetation. The three grooves in the blade are designed to allow the metal to flex and not break when subjected to extreme stress.

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: HAN191-24B Category:
Brand

Blade Length

24 in.

Total Length

29 1/4 in.

Weight

1 lb/ 5 oz.

Width at Widest Point

3 3/8 in.

Blade Composition

High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

1.77 mm. / 1.20 mm.

Blade Style

Blade Detail

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

Handle Features

Rivited

Handle Material

Hard Plastic / Polypropylene

Country of Origin

Ecuador

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geoffroy Gautier

    Now, that is special. I’d call it super-efficient, but for advanced users. The long and wide blade packs an absolutely huge chopping power, but on the other hand the blade is quite flexible, and it really requires skill to use it properly. “Weighted tip” is really not an euphemism, which is a major advantage for adequate jobs, but a bit problematic if you can’t swing it amply.

    Personally, I haven’t been able to get the best out of it, probably because I wasn’t using it for the right job (making a path and cleaning a spot for fishing near a lake, with lots of springy messy brambles intertwined in woody shrubs, which makes it very difficult to get a proper chopping angle and use wide chops). But the machete is well made, the handle is ergonomic, the steel is good quality, and the overall design is obviously well thought out. So, depending on where you live and what you intend to do with, it might either be your best machete, or a bit clumsy. Be aware that it doesn’t come with and edge, so you’ll need to file/grind it yourself, but then it’s easy to maintain.

    Geoffroy Gautier

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Roach

    Best machete for sugarcane and elephant grass. Plus it girdles tree easily and chops right through most saplings easily!

    Lisa Roach