I vote w/ the "ditch bank blade", AKA "brush axe." These tools have a number of different names, but mine looks like the previous picture of "ditch bank blade." I also like the previously recommended 2 handed machete from Cold Steel.
Hawgon Arkansas Fan Texas Member since Feb 2011 1223 posts
re: good machete for clearing some brush(Posted by Hawgon on 11/14/12 at 1:24 pm to chickman1313)
Get one made by Tramontina or Bellato in Brazil. They are great and once you use one, you'll never want to use an American made one again. Since a machete is an essential part of anyone's kit in Brazil, they know how to make them. And the best deal is that they are cheap. I mean like $10 cheap. Order one on the net and you'll see what I mean.
The hook on the blade is essential. I prefer the first cane knife hook style versus the more squared off hook on the second one. This allows you to pull logs and debris toward you letting whatever is under it slither the other way.