Tramontina machetes come from the factory with the scales not flush with the tang, an acceptable but unfinished edge, an as-stamped spine, and a rounded and unground tip. We've provided the option to bring them up to our standard.
The only thing wrong with this example is a crack in the handle which has been sealed with wood glue.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will:
-Flush the scales with the tang
-Finish the edge to a thin convex, brought all the way to the point
-Grind the spine square for tinder shaving and fire steel striking
-Shape the tip to a fine point
Overall Length: 19"
Blade Length: 14"
Steel: 1070 High Carbon
Weight: 0.8 lbs