Originally Posted by stede
I second Gunny- that Woodsmans Pal is the tits. The only 'con' is that it's short- if you need reach, go for the longer machete types.
Kinda depends on how thick the undergrowth is. Sometimes a longer blade just gets awkward. But I'd like to see them offer a Woodman's Pal with a 16/18" blade also. I've also got a old WWII Legitimus (1945) w/ 18" blade that I use around the farm a lot, but the grip on it sucks. Cramps my hand up and gets slippery after 10 or 15 minutes.