This machete is equipped to do work! The hand guard protects you hand and also helps with grip when swinging through brush. Schrade Knives - Large Outback Machete with Black Polypropylene Handles. stainless black coated blade. Black polypropylene handle. Black composition belt sheath. Hang packaged. D Guard PP Handle with Lanyard Hole. Olive Drab Military Style Belt Sheath with Built-In Sharpener. Honed front edge Rubberized grip with protective guard Sheath with built-in sharpener included.