Diplomat Machete | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish - Dawson Knives
Diplomat Machete | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish - Dawson Knives

Diplomat Machete | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish

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  • 100% designed and handcrafted in the USA
  • .210" CPM-3V American made powder steel
  • Next evolution in blade steel - edge wear 3x longer than D2
  • 100% American made materials
  • 11 3/4" blade, 18" overall
  • Heat treated in-house for maximum toughness, durability and edge-holding capability
  • Rockwell 60-61
  • Heavy-duty machete style blade powers through shelter building
  • Industry-leading clear Cerakote© finish protects your blade from corrosion
  • Textured G10 handle will not swell, split, warp or crack
  • Custom fitted Leather + Kydex sheath for carry on belt or backpack
  • Thumb and finger rests for control and safe handling
  • Lifetime free resharpen 
  • Protected by Dawson Knives’ Common Sense Guarantee

Description: When negotiations fail the Diplomat comes to the rescue. A mega bush chopper by design, this big-bladed badass blasts through the thickest undergrowth, taking on heavy duty shelter building and bushcrafting with ease. Strike out and blaze your own trail with the Diplomat.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Edward (Urbana, US)
A true 5 Star Knife!!!

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

Don (New York, US)

I’ve been eyeing this machete for a few years now and am super excited to have scored this handle color and finish combo. This is my 4th Dawson blade and I love it just as much as my others. I’m looking forward to seeing what other new designs come out for their 50th to add to my growing wishlist.


Great knives!

kevin H. (Sydney, AU)
Diplomat Machete

It’s as good as they say it is. 👍

Jonathan W. (Honolulu, US)
Great machete

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.