Speaking Of Machetes

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    Sorry fumble fingers - or fumble mouse pointer in this case.

    Oh yeah, and what about a spare - a BUM (Back Up Machette) ?

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    I dunno Tangle, "swingin' your bum" brings an ENTIRELY different picture to mind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3
    I dunno Tangle, "swingin' your bum" brings an ENTIRELY different picture to mind!
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    Hmmm, I think you're on to something there

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    I have a becker knife.
    its the machete/hacking style blade (heavy at the end).
    its probably 15 years old as its labelled (may be different than modern Beckers)
    Becker Tool Company.
    holds an edge well and i'd recommend it.

    i got it from my dad and he had stated they don't make this model anymore.

    but i do use it frequently for light clearing duties and it works nice.
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    I'll put in a quick recommendation for one that Betty mentioned - the Ka-Bar kukri. Tough and really cuts.

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    David III

    I might hafta get one of those regardless of and in addition to whatever other I may or may not purchase. They sure do have an interesting wicked/bad quality about them.
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    I actually bought mine just because of the way it looks. Took it out of the box and "attacked" a big cardboard box that was sitting in front of me. Seconds later, I won!!
    Actually, it cuts much faster than I'd have thought. I have a couple of surplus machetes for brush and stuff, they work fine but it's a few shots at branches or saplings. The kukri runs through them.
    However... it is what it is, good for the money, but it's made overseas, sheath isn't exceptional, steel isn't the greatest [add other disclaimers].
    I also have one of the made in India shiny kukris - hanging on the wall. It's really not much.
    Now I'm thinking about the other knives I've got.... way too many. I'd better go gun shopping or something.

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    Cold Steel Kukri. I was working in SE Asia and an SF buddy gave me one his. I have used it in the jungle, savannah and outback. It is still sharp. It is shaped like that not for cutting off heads or any wicked crap like that - it is more efficient at cutting through a swing. Every Asian jungle I have been in the indigenous have used some sort of blade with a VERY similar shape. They are usually a little shorter and lighter than the Cold Steel, but for a caucasion this makes more sense to be larger and heavier and they are sharp and stay that way. The sheaths won't hold up though. Replace with a Kydex. Good Luck!

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    Cold Steel

    Not expensive at all either...in fact downright inexpensive!

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    Looks like you could throw those and they'd boomerang right back. Which one are you leaning toward? Any idea what steel they're using?
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    QKShooter, One last input. I forgot to mention earlier that the over all legnth is definately a plus for wearability.

    Also whatever blade you decide on,the handle should be very(extremely) sturdy. When chopping,especially the harder objects,the teriffic vibration will absolutely shred all but the most sturdy handle. My LTC's have never had a handle loosen.

    Let us know which you choose.------
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