There are many types of machete. If you are interested, read our list below.
It is the standard, all-purpose machete. It has a normal, straight-back blade. Its blade tends to be fairly stout and evenly weighted.
Uses: It has the widest number of uses. It is used for everyday chopping and cutting tasks.
It is the perfect combination of all features. The blade is heavy enough for splitting and chopping wood. Its blunt tip makes excellent pry bar, which ensures the safety of the wielder in rescue situations. It is also great for digging too. The flat side can be used for pounding stakes. And the backside can be used as a saw.
Uses: Can be used for everyday use, camping or rescue
It has 3 parts to its blade, a thick midsection for chopping, a narrow area near the handle for carving and a pointed tip.
Uses: Can be used as a utility tool and is capable of chopping medium vegetation
It is the perfect combination between axe, machete, and knife. It is known as the workhorse of all types. It has a cutting edge that can be used for chopping.
Uses: Can be used for splitting campfire wood, chopping thicker bush and cutting tough vegetation
Bolo is similar to Barrigon, except for the bulging tip that is slightly pointed in the middle. The bulge adds strength and weight to the end of Bolo, thus increasing its chopping power. Typically, it has a thicker than average blade
Uses: Can be used for chopping hard material
Also known Parang, Golok has a distinctive curved shape. The curved end concentrates the force on a small area. Its distinctive shape helps to prevent the blade from getting lodged.
Uses: Can be used for cutting wood without lodging
A very popular type that is used in bush clearing and agriculture. Billhook has a curved blade for slicing and chopping. Its upturned point concentrates force on a small area.
Uses: Can be used for stripping buds from a branch and shoots. The hooked blade can also be used for cutting vines.