Esee Darien Machete

SKU: 6477
$165.00 (incl. gst)
The new Darien machete from Expat Knives is named after the Darien province on the southeastern end of Panama that borders Colombia. The area bordering Colombia is known as the Darien Gap. The missing link in the Pan-American Highway, the Darien Gap is an approximate 66 mile stretch of wilderness where the highway could not be completed for various reasons.

Similar in size to our Junglas, the Darien features a 1075 carbon steel blade that is just over 12“ in length and immediately gives you the desire to go put it to work. The overall thickness and grind on the blade easily chopped through Chinese Privet up to an inch thick with a single stroke. With larger blades, it’s fairly easy to make feathersticks by driving the blade into a log or stump tip down, and then pulling the wood into the edge.

The Darien is razor sharp and has no trouble slicing the shavings as thin as possible. The spine throws plenty of sparks from a ferro rod, so this is another plus. The Darien is a great mid-sized blade that can be strapped to a pack or thrown in a vehicle. It can handle simple camp chores or even tackle bigger tasks if required. When paired with a smaller fixed blade or folder, you would have almost all of your bases covered.

If you were clearing a large area or bushwhacking a trail through thick vegetation, you would still prefer a full-size machete of course. However, if you are looking for a chopper that won’t take up too much room but can still handle heavy work, the Darien is a great option for you.
  • Blade Length: 314.3mm / 12.375"
  • Handle Length: 147.6mm / 5.8125"
  • Overall Length: 462mm / 18.1875"
  • Blade Material: 1075 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 2.4mm / 0.094"
  • Blade Hardness: 54-56HRC
  • Blade Style: Machete
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Condor Classic
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Canvas
  • Sheath Color: Tan
  • Weight: 439.4g / 15.5 oz
  • Weight with Sheath: 567g / 20.0 oz
  • Made in El Salvador
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