Take a look at the market for machetes and you’ll see just how many choices are out there. It can be confusing. What’s the difference between a Kukri and a Parang? What use is a curved end on a machete? Does it matter whether a blade is made of stainless steel or carbon steel? Do you need to use the machete in the event of a survival situation, or simply to chop through some tall weeds and brush in your yard?
The good news is, machetes in general are very affordable, so you won’t drop a bundle making a very good choice. The challenge is zeroing in on the right tool for the job.
One of the better primers I have seen on the subject.