The new Ontario compact machete is the latest blade in the company’s Old Hickory series. From preparing a campsite to sharpening tent pegs to clearing the sight lines for your blind, this new lightweight Old Hickory Outdoors Machete might be one of the handiest choppers you’ll find.

Ontario Compact Machete: Classic Look

“The new compact Old Hickory Outdoors Machete retains the classic look of the Old Hickory line with an American walnut handle and traditional brass cutlers rivets,” said OKC blade designer Dan Maragni. “The handle incorporates a “bird’s beak” butt which anchors the handle and allows the machete to rotate around the pinky for effective cutting with just a flick of the wrist.”

OKC machete full view

The Old Hickory Compact Machete from Ontario Knife Company is a handy size for a variety of field work.

Capable Blade Is 9 Inches Long

Like its popular brethren in the Old Hickory Outdoors series, the new OH-O Machete is an all-purpose tool that will last for generations. The blade is 9 inches long and 0.095 inches thick which makes it light and fast in the hand. It’s 2 ½ inches wide near the tip which shifts the blade’s “sweet spot” forward, increasing the cutting power of the blade where it’s needed most.

The blade is constructed from extremely tough 1075 high carbon steel with a phosphate coating, which will take and hold a fine edge with ease. The overall length of the machete is 15-9/16 inches, perfect for all your outdoor cutting tasks. An included quality leather sheath makes carrying the machete around camp easy and comfortable.

Ontario’s Long Tradition With Old Hickory Knives

“Our Old Hickory series was first introduced in 1924, and with the addition of the Old Hickory Outdoors models, has remained one of our most popular product lines,” said David Fenske, Vice President of Ontario Knife Company. “We’re excited to add a compact, lightweight machete to a collection that is already trusted among avid outdoorsmen everywhere.”

The Old Hickory Outdoors Machete is backed by a lifetime warranty and is made in the USA. For more information, go to And be sure to check back with for more of the latest news from the knife industry.