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Teague
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Machetes

Holy god, I've been trying to weed through machete reviews, but apparently the only people that review machetes are dorks that have no real use for them. I picture them mock sword fighting in their back yards.

Anyway, I need a machete for clearing brush. Some of it will be fairly large shrubs, chinese privet, small trees, etc. The reviews online are all over the place, and frankly, I don't trust most of those guys to know a good blade from an aluminum butter knife.

So, what says the OB? It's main function will be chopping small trees, so a short, lightweight one won't do.
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wickowick
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I have one of these, and like the long handle for clearing

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Nodust
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Get one attached to a messican

They work all day


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Choirboy
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Teague
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Cold steel two handed heavy machete?


hawkster
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If a cane knife won't cut it, you need a handsaw or power saw.

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Teague
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quote:

Choirboy


That one's kind of 'spensive for a machete.


wickowick
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quote:

Cold steel two handed heavy machete?


Yep...


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greasemonkey
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quote:

That one's kind of 'spensive for a machete.


they are bad arse though.

Ive got three of them and would buy 3 more if somethin happened to them


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Nodust
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Cane knife gets my vote. But he is from bama. May not know what that is.


Choirboy
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quote:

That one's kind of 'spensive for a machete


Last one you will ever buy.


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Rize
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Sssshweet did sssomebody ssssay ssssword fights in the back yardssss with a machetessss. Count me innsss!


For a light machete I have the SOG and I gets the job done and Is sharp. Stay away from the BG Gerber machete, it looks good but is super dull. The sog has a light blade but is way sharp. If you want a thicker blade them the one already posted is a better choice.


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Capt ST
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Cane knife ftw.


Teague
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quote:

Cane knife gets my vote. But he is from bama. May not know what that is.



I bought a used one for about 3 bucks at the Birmingham deer expo when I was a kid. Best machete I ever had. The only decent one I ever had, actually. I see others shaped like it, but I don't know if they're as good as that one was.



Nodust
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My problem is getting them sharp like new again. I need a guide or something and a good file I think.


Capt ST
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A side grinder works wonders.


RBWilliams8
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Don't chop your brother in half, bro.


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Slickback
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I keep three or four cheap ones from the feed store and keep them sharpened. Didn't know people reviewed certain brands online.


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Nodust
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That's what I do. But the metal gets weak after it get hot. Can't get the perfect angle either.


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JAB528
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Got one from an army surplus store, took the handle off, put it in my firepit, cooled in oil, it hasn't slowed down in years. Ran about $11.95


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