The British Army Golok Machete is a fantastic piece of kit that we have been using for years. This is the genuine issue product and not the fake short version stuffed in a british army bayonet frog that seems all too common these days. Remember if it hasn't got the Crocodile on it then it isn't genuine.
The genuine "Crocodile" 13" (330mm) blade is made from hot rolled high quality British Steel by the Ralph Martindale mill. The cheap Chinese short version, 10" (260mm) that is available elsewhere is a real false economy, many will break as they are crap steel and not tempered correctly, so buyer beware!
There is a lot of belief going around that the short version is the issue product, I can assure it is not an issue item. The genuine British Army Golok Machete is made by Martindale and has been for about 40 years plus!! (the one we sell)
The strip is tapered in section to optimise the unique cutting characteristics with the weight of the tool and is therefore lightweight and easy to use. The blade is roll forged to give an outstandingly well balanced tool to meet the arduous demands of outdoor use.
All Martindale handles are made from German beech wood. They monitor the moisture content of the timber to make sure the product is consistent and does not split under normal circumstances.
The timber is cross-sawn for maximum strength and stability and the handle is fitted to the blade with solid steel rivets and washers.
It is supplied with a canvas and leather sheath and a file sharpener.
I have used one of these for 20 years and the only thing that I have ever needed was a new handle. They are as tough as old boots, easy to sharpen and will last you a lifetime. It is an ideal alternative to an axe as it is brilliant for chopping.
Mine is pictured above with an Oak handle.