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Long Blade Question

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by IShootBack, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I'm looking for a machate type long blade. I got a few cheapos, but they don't hold an edge whatsoever. Mostly used for bush whacking while hiking, fishing, clearing around a ground blind. What do you use for this? Thanks-
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  5. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The fiskars brush hook looks to be an ideal tool, other than the sheath.
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    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.
  8. GunnyGene

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    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.
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  9. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    "tits"...LOL...I have not heard that term used for something beyond awesome in quite some time. I guess I stopped using it when I got married 23 years ago yesterday. I think it's going to make a comeback in my vocabulary now and then when awesome is not enough and no lady-folk are around.
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    I had not thought of a Kukri. We have a gun show coming up soon, I'll need to check out the dealers and see what's available that's a quality blade.
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    If you get one, let me know how it works out for ya.
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