Martindale 10 Inch Crocodile Paratrooper Machete
- Blade Length: 10″
- Natural Color German Beechwood Handle
- Hot Rolled High Quality British Polished Carbon Steel
- Primary grind established at factory but will require sharpening before initial use.
- Not aesthetically pristine and may have minor imperfections that are not considered defective.
Crocodile Paratrooper No. 432W (model RM432W) has a 4.25mm thick blade at the handle which tapers to 3mm at the tip. Small and portable, but with some serious chopping machete. Sharpened on top and bottom of blade. 15 1/2″ overall. 10 1/8″ carbon steel blade. Full tang. Natural hardwood handle marked Paratrooper.
MacheteSpecialists.com carries a wide variety of Ralph Martindale products. These machetes are made in their wholly-owned manufacturing plant in Thailand. The Martindale “Crocodile” brand blades are made from hot rolled high quality British Steel, produce in the Martindale’s own mill.
What sets the Martindale “Crocodile” blades apart is the tapered strip section used to better the chopping and cutting characteristics of the blade through optimizing the weight of the tool. As for Martindale “Crocodile” machete handles, these are made from German beech wood and the timber is cross-sown for maximum strength and stability. Additionally, the handle is fitted to the blade with solid steel rivets and washers…
15 1/2 in.
1 lb. 2 oz.
|Width at Widest Point||
2 5/8 in.
|Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)||
4.25 mm. / 2.85 mm.
Primary grind established at factory but may require sharpening before first use.
Lanyard Hole, Rivited
|Country of Origin||
Based on 5 reviews
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Cheap with some heft but still easy to swing and pairs well with a lanyard. Almost bridges the gap between machete and survival knife. Great for breaking firewood cutting husks off coconut etc.
JM (verified owner) –
Glad to see these back in stock. They are really hard to find. I always wanted a WWII USMC Philippine bolo. This is the closest I can find. I have land in the Philippines and bought this to use there as a chopper and digger, and as a truck knife in the US. Shipping was super fast, just a couple of days. Thanks to MS for getting these back in inventory. I paid $32.99 and it is a steal.
This is a beast a working horse,
IT came dull from the factory…the handle was rough…but after some TLC and sandpaper and a ceramic stone its trilt a wonderfull tool.
Dont leave home without IT.
Gladesman (verified owner) –
The paratrooper is the best small machete I have used. It is the size of the Bowie styles and cane knives, yet is better balanced for superior handling. It takes a wicked edge. With the optional sheath it wears knife, but cuts outside of its dimensions. I never go to the woods without mine.
Gladesman (verified owner) –
I have tried a number of smaller machetes, including the Bowie style and cane knives. The Crocodile is the best small machete I have used. It is balanced perfectly and takes a very good edge. It wears on a belt like a knife making it extremely handy. I do not go into the woods without it. It has the convenience of a large Bowie, but cuts far better.