THIS is exactly what I was looking for! The Condor's seem to be the quality/weight I'd like, but had the Ontario SP-8 in mind when I posted this.Condor https://www.machetespecialists.com/filter/brand/condor/ has a nicer machete than many of the common use peasant machetes from South America.
I’ve used a Ontario machete https://www.machetespecialists.com/filter/brand/ontario-knife-company/ heavily with no complaints!
Several of the Cold Steel https://www.machetespecialists.com/filter/brand/cold-steel/ ones are quite useful!
What exactly do you want a machete for? I know that can sound like a pretty stupid question, but there are numerous machete designs and for various applications:Currently looking for a SOLID machete option, and preferably one with a good sheath. What have you bought ‘retail’ that you like and/or is better than expected?