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This article is about the original incarnation. For other versions, see: Machete (Postal IIII)

"The Machete is the classic implement of choice for cannibalistic natives, hardy jungle explorers and hockey-mask wearing psychopaths. The primary fire key swings this bladed fattie in the traditional manner. The secondary fire key throws the Machete, which can kill things at a distance then return, boomerang-style. Most of the time." — POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend manual description

The Machete is a weapon in POSTAL 2.


Also known as the "Boomerang Machete", it first appeared in Apocalypse Weekend. It can first be found on top of a roof in Lower Paradise, but later on, it can be found inside a weapons room at Bullfish Interactive Headquarters and in the hands of Al Qaeda terrorists.

The weapon's primary attack has a fast attack speed and can sever body parts from victims. The alt-fire throws the Machete like a boomerang. It will ricochet off walls, hacking and slashing through anyone in its way, and ultimately return to the player. Some enemies, such as the Bullfish Interactive security staff, will simply block the secondary attack with their weapon (if they are using a two-handed one like a Machine Gun or a Rocket Launcher), making it almost in vain unless their legs are aimed for.

Enhanced mode[]

The Machete can be thrown several times in quick succession allowing for the player to create a storm of Machetes without losing the one equipped.


  • If an object obstructs the boomerang's return to the thrower, it will be unequipped and must be manually retrieved.
  • If the player were to walk in a small circle when the Machete is thrown, it will orbit around the player in indefinitely until the movement is stopped.
  • It's possible to kick the boomerang Machete back when it returns to the Postal Dude.
  • People will freak out from "holding" a Machete even if this weapon has already been thrown, but not if it's been thrown and the "weapon" is holstered.
  • There is a glitch in which if you throw a Machete into the cactus next to the stairs leading into the Lucky Ganesh, it will bounce numerous times before dropping in a few seconds, allowing the player to infinitely create a big pile of usable machetes.