Been looking at the Cold Steel 1917 Cutlass for a while just as a novelty. Never gave it much though but with only a 25" blade it could be good for machete work, etc. I found one for close to $100 but in reading Ive come across the Condor Naval Cutlass Machete which has favorable reviews and is close enough in price... but seems mostly compared to the $35 Cold Steel Cutlass Machete. IM at a loss. in the 1917 Cutlass am I paying for a nicer finish and sheath? Ive not seen any real reviews on them. Mostly a bunch of idiots chopping plastic bottles and live bamboo... or raw meat. Anyone know of a website or something somewhere that gives a good real world test on blades like this. I cant be the only one wondering this. Are these just wall hangers fit only for demonstration on soft material?