As I need to clear a fair bit of scrub and brambles from my land I decided to get a machette as that seemed like the ideal tool for the job. It was ideal but after a few uses it literally snapped in two! I was just cutting a branch of less than an inch diameter and was amazed to see most of the blade fly off.
My main concern is why did this happen as I'd like a replacement but one that's not dangerous. I wasn't using too much force as the blade was sharp and didn't need excessive force, I've not mistreated the blade at all and being an "Army Machette" I assumed it was suitable to be used and not a toy. I enclose a couple of pictures, note if you look carefully at the tang in the handle it has also broken near the end as well. Can anyone suggest what happened?
I'm also very disappointed with the place I purchased it from, Surplusandoutdoors, as I've emailed them several times and I've only been told the matter has been passed to their product complaints department who will get back to me, two weeks of chasing hasn't got any further.