There is no single edged weapon that we can think of that can out chop or out cut a good Kukri machete. It is true that the best Kukris , like the Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri and the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri models , can be somewhat expensive. While those "thoroughbred" models perform extraordinarily well for the money that they cost , it sometimes seems that what is required is a good , inexpensive , "workhorse" model. The Cold Steel Kukri Machetes are those workhorses. The Cold Steel Kukri Machetes are available in two sizes; one has a thirteen inch blade and the other, the new Magnum model has a whopping seventeen inch blade. Both Cold Steel Kukri Machetes are ready to plow through the toughest chores life can dish out. Each Cold Steel Kukri Machete features the distinctive weight forward balance of the Cold Steel top-of-the-line models and they always present their edge on an angle so they are guaranteed to "bite" deep with every stroke. Additionally, the Cold Steel Kukri Machetes come complete with a sturdy Cordura sheath! The Cold Steel Kukri Machetes are a solid value , ready for long , hard work.