With a sturdy, 3mm-thick stainless steel blade that's flexible yet strong the UST ParaCuda FS Machete is ideal for cutting away overgrown brush, gathering firewood, maintaining trails, and more. The handle is wrapped in orange paracord for a secure grip, and it can be unwound (over 9 feet) for emergencies. The blade has a black oxide coating for rust resistance. The 11-inch straight edge blade swells near the tip for a rounded end that adds more weight to your cuts, and the blade features an aggressive sawback for easy sawing of both wet or dry wood. It comes with a durable nylon sheath for safe travel and storage, as well as a magnesium fire starter.