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Re: Machete
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2009, 06:50:35 pm »

I had a corn knife fan talk me into one of them. Mine is a bit shorter and slightly thicker than my machetes. It didn't serve me as well as the longer-bladed machete... and I do have a favorite one of them that is thicker and holds a better edge than the cheap ones.

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Re: Machete
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009, 06:58:08 pm »

Whatever your preference, I would be buying more of your favorite bladed tools, because our fascist government (Democrats and Republicans) is taking away our freedoms, both at the federal and state levels.
And be sure to email your reprehensiblesrepresentatives on the proposed assisted blade regulation change by June 21st.



Check this out:        http://safecastleroyal.com/item_421/The-WASP-Injection-Knife.html

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Re: Machete
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2010, 12:35:19 am »

Just bought a ColdSteel Latin Machete a week ago, It is on back-order and when it gets here I'll test it out on some weeds in the backyard and let u know how great it is.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 01:11:26 am »

I've got a Cold Steel Bad Axe.  It's supposed to be a thrown weapon, but it's quite handle-able as a melee weapon.  Some time ago, I used it to take out some frustrations on a defenseless pine 4x4.  The blade bit quite deeply into the wood, and I got about 1/3 through the post in less than a half-dozen swings.  I imagine that one could use it as a slashing weapon, striking weapon, or a stabbing weapon.

Here's what it looks like:

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Re: Machete
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 06:39:39 pm »

I have a Cold Steel machette.It's handle is 3+ft long and the blade is 16in.Plenty of leverage and retains it's edge well. Ought 7.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2010, 07:22:11 am »

While these aren't Woodmans Pals they are way better than WallyWorld junk.

http://www.ltspecpro.com/machetes.html

The owner of the company is Lynn C. Thompson and he is a big supporter of freedom.

Also known as Cold Steel..........

I own several woodsmans pal (s) and have used them.  I can easily 1 shot my way thru 1" blackberry cane, with effort 1" mesquite will cut too.  It held its edge very well. I have used the flat to bang nails, and have split kindling with it.
http://www.garrettwade.com/product.asp?pn=18N11.50 for a picture. (I found one WAY cheaper, 30$ cheaper, poking around on the internet.)

The hook on the back of the blade allows you to do 3 things, move debris from your work (poison oak/ thorns), reach out to hook and trim branches, an improvised Atlatl.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2010, 04:34:14 am »

The Woodsman's Pal reminds me of a Yorkshire Bill Hook.

If I was making a machete, I would use mild steel, and I would make it about 1/4 inch thick.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 05:14:05 am »

I'll presume you mean something like 1018 rather than that A336 crap that's nothing more than rolled "whatever comes out of the crucible"
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Re: Machete
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2010, 11:16:17 pm »

It's here!
My 22" Latin machete is larger than I imagined but I'm okay with that.
It balances in the center of the blade about 11" from the handle, and weighs about 3 lbs.
The color on the blade appears to be baked on like a skillet's seasoning.
The blade has a nice temper and is flexible enough to give a little when striking dense brush.
I've not been well the last two days and when I feel better I take it out and cut down some weeds in the backyard.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2010, 08:46:36 am »

It's here!
My 22" Latin machete is larger than I imagined but I'm okay with that.
It balances in the center of the blade about 11" from the handle, and weighs about 3 lbs.
The color on the blade appears to be baked on like a skillet's seasoning.
The blade has a nice temper and is flexible enough to give a little when striking dense brush.
I've not been well the last two days and when I feel better I take it out and cut down some weeds in the backyard.

Is it the Cold Steel model?
Either way, 'Be careful with that ax, Eugene.'
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Re: Machete
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 12:15:49 pm »

Good suggestions in here!

I saw a video the other day about a cool machete modification:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHeKNbRXgc

(he has a lot of other cool videos on his channel, including how to make the mods)
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Re: Machete
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2010, 12:59:16 pm »

Good suggestions in here!

I saw a video the other day about a cool machete modification:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHeKNbRXgc

(he has a lot of other cool videos on his channel, including how to make the mods)

That was cool. I faved and subscribed.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2010, 10:23:54 pm »

The Woodsman's Pal reminds me of a Yorkshire Bill Hook.

If I was making a machete, I would use mild steel, and I would make it about 1/4 inch thick.

Then you would have a short sword/sword!
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Re: Machete
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2010, 03:03:25 pm »

The Woodsman's Pal reminds me of a Yorkshire Bill Hook.

If I was making a machete, I would use mild steel, and I would make it about 1/4 inch thick.

Then you would have a short sword/sword!

Or a galok, parang, bolo, itak, binagon, or talibong.  The point being that a heavier blade would allow cutting of more woody material, and a medium steel, say 35 points or less would allow sharpening with a file.  Alternatively, you could harden and temper only speicific portions of the blade.
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Re: Machete
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2010, 03:21:40 pm »

The woodsman's pal reminds me of this:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2935/6192zf6.jpg
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