Some other handle modifications that I have come across include:
• Busse style tube rivets. They look pretty darn nice on a machete and are incredibly reliable, especially when they are made from thick walled stainless steel tube coupled with a stabilised handle material.
• Custom handle. These are pretty sought after and we often do these on special requests. They suit users who want a more reliable handle than timber or plastic, or they have very small or large hands. Re handling them is a great DIY project for someone with the knowhow. A Custom handle can far exceed the cost of the machete but the platform and results are well worth it! If the base product was not worthy of the effort, we would have told you by now! A custom handle can drastically improve how a machete performs in heavy cuts. Heavier handles reduce the vibration and whip you get while cutting and they act as a counter balance to the Bolo’s wider head helping cut even deeper with every stroke.
• Wood stain under the protective finish.
• High visibility painted butt on the handle helps a lot when you put the machete down. I would keep this small as sweaty hands will slip on paint.
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