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The genuine "Crocodile" blade is made from hot rolled high quality British Steel by the Ralph Martindale mill. 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.
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Tuesday the 11th of March 2014
A good strong tool, capable of a lot of work, made from good steel with a good quality handle, problem is that it's let down by the usual British thing, overpriced and lack of finish.
At half the price it would be on par with the Tramontina for standard of finish, but selling at this price it's time Martindale started finishing them off better, the handle is good quality beech, but needs a lot of filing and sanding to make it fit the tang and be comfortable. The blade is good quality steel, but is hand ground, badly, and has no real edge.
However, I am a collector rather than a user, so it was pleasant to spent a few hours filing, sanding, and polishing to make this into a good tool. But at this price it should come finished from the factory.
This is why British industry failed, a decent product, but badly put together and then overpriced.
Picked mine up a couple of years ago from an ex-squadie at a car boot for £20 & came with the rare MOD sheath. It has the MOD arrow & marked 1995. He was a Royal Engineer & it had been around the world several times & he swore by it. It had a few dings in its edge but after an hour with a file & oilstone + sandpaper for the handle it looks brand new & is shaving sharp.
I have seen good & bad reviews on you-tube but can honestly say I don't regret buying & I love mine. The newer versions may not be as good as mine so look out for the MOD date on the blade.
I shall be trying the Paratrooper next in the near future.
The (in)famous Martindale Golok No.2, giving British Knives a bad name since… well, old legends tell of good standards, very old ones…
Mentioning German beech in an attempt to pretend quality - a shame.
Hint: the wood doesn't matter if you get splinters in your hand. The Craftmenship does.
The blade has to be reground to make it any usable.
If you put 50 more quid into it or a huge amount of your spare time, it results in a very good, tough companion.
Like with Cold Steels Hawks: off the shelf it's crap, but you can turn it into a gem.
I bought mine used (and modded to the better) for 20. The normal price for new ones is pure theft on Martindale's side.
My advise: sell them all with a warning: You could call this Factory seconds, but they make nothing better!
Delivered unfinished. Handle is v rough, will hurt your hand until contoured & smoothed. No parang-type backstop or lanyard, both ESSENTIAL (not supplied).
Good length blade (13"), supplied dull, good shape, steel holds edge v well. Personally, would like it a touch shorter & heavier. Good service from HH.
In all honesty I was issued this in the Army, early 80's! It is still going strong, the rough as hell wooden scales are still on it and still tight. It has been sharpened more times than I can remember and only Quasimodo has experienced more abuse! This is not a pretty posing toy for 'Back yard Ninja's, its the real deal. The sheath is rubbish compared to the Issue, but I had a leather sheath made for it while playing away and it's lasted best part of thirty years! For the £'s saved you can get a decent sheath, buy a file and still have money left for beer!
Low money, low quality!!!
Stay away from it!!!
Blade needs to be reshaped to konvex-type blade, otherwise doesnt bite timber much.
I didn't get mine from H/H, I am suprised that HH keeps it in stock...
Ive had one of these for years, and its a great tool. Handle caused blisters so whipped it with twine, problem sorted. Sheath, absolute rubbish, thin nylon, blade wore through in no time. On the whole, a rugged tool well up to hard work.
Thats what you can honestly say about this one, its real brit quality. The handle is awful, its supplied not just blunt with with a flat cutting edge. The sheath is the best part. The Quality is lacking on the handle which does not fit and its finish is extremely poor. Come on heinnies you dont supply low rate tat why stock this?
Get anything else, dont buy this!
ive had mine for about a year now and its just given away to my abuse (the handle has spit), this is a very good machete if you want to cut anything. The only downside i could find was the sheath, i had to mod it my sewing on higher belt loop and a retention strap because the sheath didnt come with one.
after all that it is a GREAT tool, highly recomended
This golok can do everything an axe/hatchet/machete/knife can do and then some. The weight and length are well balanced, it chops nice and sharpens easy. Cannot buy better for the price.
For the money you can't get better, I have been building hides with it for years it's never let me down.
Just wanted to say its a great tool & good value.
This is a great tool, once you have given it an edge this golok will perform amazingly well.
Comfortable, well weighted and holds a lovely edge.
You may want to put new scales on as these are the only weak point, a bit slapped together.
Overall great value for money and a invaluable tool that will last your lifetime and more! 5 stars here.
This is a great machette. Fantastic value, good quality, and holds a good edge for the money
Reasionable for light duty work. Not as good as the versions from a few years back. Could do with having a bit more length and weight.
With a bit of work this golok can become one of the best out there. It takes and holds a super edge.
A crude but undeniably brilliant tool.
Right size, right weight, bargain price.
You will need to sharpen it and be cautious with the sheet, but the golok has excellent sharpenability and the perfect blade hardness for this type of tool. This is no over-long springy machete, this is a precision tool that will do it all.
Tested, abused, respected and recommended.
Good value, fairly blunt when it first arrived but sharpened quickly. Sturdy construction, but the handle was attatched further down the blade compared to the pic on the site. other than that its great, and at 20 quid you can't go wrong.
Top bit of kit ,distal taper work's justfine , balance is spot on, usual martindale quality plus sharpening file.
Very fast delivery great to do business with.
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