This particulary tough Smatchet has a well-tempered blade of 1095 high carbon steel and a robust, full-tang construction complete with two scales of tough black linen micarta which are riveted directly to the thick blade tang. Included is a thick leather sheath of black buffalo culatta leather with riveted construction.
The Smatchet was used by British and American special forces (Special Air Service and Office of Strategic Services, respectively) during World War II. Designed as a pure combat weapon.
The psychological reaction of any man, when he first takes the smatchet in his hand is full justification for its recommendation as a fighting weapon. He will immediately register all the essential qualities of a good fighter – confidence, determination, and aggressiveness. Its balance, weight and killing power, with the point and edge, combined with the extremely simple training necessary to become efficient in its use, make it the ideal personal weapon.