Steel Blade, Walnut Handle Japanese Machete
& Polyester + Leather Sheath Product Eco Rating
This Japanese Nata Machete has a Steel blade, Walnut handle, Copper accents and Polyester and Leather sheath to not only look the part, but last plenty of hard-use and knocks along the way. Designed for functionality, built for longevity.
Stainless Steel is extremely durable and infinitely, 100% recyclable. Now days, Stainless Steel products are made with up to 70% recycled materials, which reduces waste ending up in landfill. Using recycled scrap metal to produce new Stainless Steel products also reduces the resources and energy required during the production process as less of the product comes from newly mined materials.
Walnut is a renewable material, although the trees are slow growing. It’s a very strong type of wood and of course, biodegradable if left long enough and not crafted into a new item. If the handle of this Japanese style machete is left in the environment or landfill, unlike synthetic handles used on alternatives to the product, it won’t leach toxins and cause harm to nature.
Polyester is used in the sheath, alongside leather. Polyester is a synthetic, petroleum-based material that takes hundreds of years to break down and while doing so, it causes micro-plastic pollution, however it is recyclable. The manufacturing process for Polyester isn’t good for the environment, although it is possible to produce some Polyester products from from recycled plastic, which reduces the resources required, especially in regards to the chemicals.