Ontario CT1 12" Military Spec Cutlass Machete | 8295

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Ontario CT1 12" Traditional Cutlass Machete, 8295

Made to US Government Military Specifications

Easy to wield, the CT1 12" Cutlass Machete has been made to military specifications for 60+ years. The Ontario CT1 12" Cutlass Machete features a full tang 1095 Carbon steel blade with a zinc phosphate finish giving this machete durability, strength and longevity. The CT1 Machete features a plain edge, .125" thick blade with a Rockwell Hardness Rating of 52-55 HRC. The high impact polymer handle is shatterproof and is tightly held by steel compression rivets. The CT1 Cutlass Machete is 17.7" in overall length. The CT1 12" Traditional Cutlass Machete is not only an ideal camping tool, it works flawlessly for brush cutting and clearing.

The sheath for the CT1 12" Traditional Cutlass Machete is sold separately. Click here to see the BSH12 Machete Sheath, which is a Black Denier Nylon Packcloth Sheath with a a heavy liner and a web belt loop. Both the 12" Machete Sheath and the CT1 12" Traditional Cutlass Machete are made in the USA. Discounts are given for purchases of more than 6 CT1 12" Machetes - click the "Buy in Bulk and Save" Link above for details.

Note: For additional safety, choose the OKC 12" D-Handle Camper Machete. Ontario 8286 is the exact same as this product but with retail packaging. If you need retail packaging, please Contact Us (318-313-9381 call or text) to order the 8286 Retail Packaged CT1 12" Traditional Machete or add your request to the comments during checkout. There is an upcharge for retail packaging.. that usually ranges from $0.50 to $2.00 each. We will notify you of any price changes PRIOR to charging any additional amounts.

Ontario CT1 12" Traditional Cutlass Machete 8295 Specifications

Overall Length 17.7 in (45.0 cm)
Hardness 52-55 HRC
Edge Type Plain
Handle Color Black
Blade Grind Full Flat Taper w/ Flat Bevel
Blade Finish Zinc Phosphate
Blade Color Black
Blade Thickness 0.125 in (0.318 cm)
Blade Material 1095 Carbon Steel
Blade Length 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
Sheath Type Sold Separately


  • 5
    Ontario CT2-12 mechete 8295

    Posted by William McGuire on Aug 8th 2023

    Very well made, 1095 is the best steel for a mechete that I’ve found. It holds an edge better than any mechete I own. The coating lasts for life. I own several OKC machetes. This size and the full size one. They are indestructible. The only only changes I would make if I were to design my own would be to make the handle more ergonomic by rounding the bottom of the handle, and to make the tip a spear point. Other than that, this mechete is better than $200 ones I have used!

  • 5
    12 in machete

    Posted by Michael Thomas on Aug 4th 2021

    Great product. Hefty blade. Fast shipping. 100% SATISFACTION.

  • 5

    Posted by Terry Wydick on Jul 26th 2021

    well worth the price , I would recommend it .

  • 4
    Ontario ct1 12 inch

    Posted by David T Bowen Jr on Apr 8th 2021

    Solid product, pleased with construction. Blade dull on receipt.