DO NOT BUY A SOG MACHETE!!! They are garbage. Anyone who says they're okay hasn't really used one for any real bush work. I tried one out and it was fine for cutting vines and very thin brush. But as soon as I used it for some real work, it chipped, bent, and eventually snapped in half. This was the very first time I used it and it broke shortly after I entered the jungle. Horrible quality steel. I had to use my knife for machete duty for the rest of my trip. I learned my lesson about SOG's cheaper blades and won't make that mistake again. I bought a Condor machete and haven't looked back.
I've never been bushwacking through the jungle but I can say for light-medium duty my SOG has never failed. Woodsman's Pal is also a good tool. Stay away from Corona machetes; I have one I can't give away.
What will you be using this to chop? vines and thick grass your machete will do better than a kukri. if your using it in a wooded area and clearing out shrubs, small trees, chopping small sized trees for firewood I would choose the kukri.
I believe a kukri is far superior for chopping compared to a machete which is made more clearing out an area of dense grass, and vines.
I have a cold steel kukri. price is right, and it takes a beating. I love mine.