The famous Martindale â€œCrocodileâ€ blade is made from hot rolled high quality British Steel, produced in the Martindaleâ€™s own mill. The Crocodile blade is distinguished by its tapered strip section that enhances the chopping and cutting characteristics of the blade by optimising the weight of the tool. Each face of the blade has three grooves which assist the bladeâ€™s removal from sapwood. The grooves extend to the tang of the blade to form a mechanical lock with the handle. Martindale Machettes are exceptionally lightweight and easy to use. The handles are made from German beech wood, cross-sown and steel riveted for maximum strength and stability. Straight blade, 450mm (18â€) made in UK.