Rothcoâ€™s U.S. made genuine G.I. Government 18â€ Machete is a highly useful and long lasting tool. With an 18â€ steel blade, this machete can tackle anything from jungle paths to backyard clearing projects. Rothcoâ€™s machete is made with a durable plastic handle, riveted to the steel tang and features a lanyard hole. Overall, the Government Issue machete measures approximately 23 1.4â€.