Machetes

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by 358 winchester, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    A machete is a good tool to have in the thick woods.
    Now they come in all shapes and sizes as well as made from the worst to the best materials.
    Which one do you own ? how often do you use it? which one would you buy if you needed to replace yours? Is there one that you think is the best?

    Inquiring minds want to know :confused::D
  2. I have an Army milsurp one, Ron, that I bought years ago at an Army surplus store. It's pretty decent steel and takes a good edge. I often use it to chop weeds in the backyard. :D;)
  3. pickenup

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    Have not had the occasion to "use" a machete much, in my neck of the woods.
    Have you?

    In all seriousness, being a collector of "edged" items, for decades, I do have a few. One of the "best" ones that I have, came from a vet, who brought it back from the Philippines in the 50s. It was handmade out of a truck spring, with a hand-carved covering. (sheath)
  4. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

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    I own a couple blades that are as good as a machete, a Philippine Bolo and a large hunting knife. I haven't actually owned nor used a real machete, though.
  5. djohns6

    djohns6 New Member

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    I use an ONTARIO around my property . Does the job pretty well .
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    Light Coat New Member

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    I use a 36" bladed Collins bolo. Had it since I was about 10 years old. It's knocked down a lot of weeds, cut out much brush and even chopped the heads off rattlesnakes for lunch. Wouldn't have another machete. Heck, Collins is approved by the drug cartels and that's quality enough for me.
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