I am a fixed knife guy (of course I have some folders for edc) and I am very harsh on giving 5 stars for a knife. I only own a handful of 5 star knives in my almost 100 knife collection. This is my 6th Dawson and it is truly a 5 star knife! The other Dawsons always had a issue with finish or sheath that I would drop a star or a half star from the rating. But without a doubt this Diplomat Machete is Awesome! They did everything right! This is my first apocalypse finish and I really like it! (most of my Dawsons are Spector finish) The handle is their great carbon fiber! The sheath is half leather and kydex and the leather is a very dark maroon (almost black) and it looks great! So many times I will get a knife that has a black handle and I get a tan or brown sheath and it just doesn't look right. Dawson Knives, please take a bow! Well done! Amazing job! just ordered a Gateway Bowie and I'm expecting to give you another 5 star review!
(if the sheath looks weird in pic, I leather treated it and it is still drying)
Super sharp heavy duty real deal. I have used alot of machetes ,the diplomat is by far the absolute last machete that you will need to own. They aren't in stock alot so when they are if you have been on the fence about it I suggest you pick it up for sure!! Jon and his guys are awesome at what they do faith first the rest follows
It’s as good as they say it is. 👍
What can I say my third Dawson knife it’s big solidly built and very sharp. Haven’t got the chance to put it through its paces but looking forward to chopping up some foliage.
Folks, you get what you pay for and thats the truth. The Diplomat Machete is simply amazing, the blade is no joke, thick, sharp, and strong. Just got it and haven't had a chance to use it yet but I can tell it will do the job for years to come. I anticipate having this blade for a lifetime and pass along to my children. Thank you Dawson knives!!!