Machete recommendations

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Machete recommendations

by Grampahawk » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:36 pm

I have to replace my machete. Have had it for 30+ years. Can't find any brand name on it. There are hundreds out there. looking for a suggestion for a replacement, not stainless steel, overall length (including handle) in the 22" range.

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Re: Machete recommendations

by phydeux » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:40 pm

Have you tried looking at your local Home Depot or Lowes hardware stores? That's where my brother buys his. He uses a machete to get through thick chapparel brush here in Southern California (he's a surveyor) and over the years he's developed quite a talent is swinging the thing so he doesn't chop off a body part or two. No name on them, he just likes them with a full-tang steel blade (e-z to sharpen) and adjusts the grip size with strip of rubber from old inner tubes and duct tape.

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Re: Machete recommendations

by Grampahawk » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:56 pm

I don't ever remember seeing one in our local Home Depot, but ive never reallyb looked. l"ll check it out

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Re: Machete recommendations

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:33 pm

Make your own machete

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Re: Machete recommendations

by dRandle » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 am

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Make your own machete


Bet you need some skills to make one.

Local hardware here have them.

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Re: Machete recommendations

by johnsimon » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:44 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Make your own machete


LOL...This is the funniest comment I've seen on the forum.

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Re: Machete recommendations

by technicolorNH » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:37 am

Try a Condor sometime. A bit heavy, but it holds an edge for a long time. I use their Kukri machete myself, but they have standard versions too.


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