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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Been thinking of getting a machete to clear out some thick stuff while I'm scouting. Anyone have any suggestions to what is junk and what might last a while?
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I had a cheap one from harbor freight for a while. Lost it in the woods somewhere. It was nice for the $5 or whatever I paid for it, but would dull very quickly and wouldn't hold an edge for long. My buddy had a Gerber that was far superior. I had never used one before but I was quite impressed with the effectiveness of it.
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I have one that my son brought home from Indonesia about 20 years ago that was hand made. It does have a real long blade about 3 1/2 feet plus a handle that's made for both hands. They used them on the rubber plantations. Sharp as all get out. I have a cheap one that I bought at Wally World is ok for real light cutting.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 03:05 AM
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X 2 on the Gerber .
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 09:49 AM
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Usually see the Gerber Jr. and longer Gerber on sale for 14.99 and 19.99. I have the Jr. The saw on the back of the blade works ok too.
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I have one from Ontario knife company with a black "D" handle and coated blade. 22". Very happy with it. Once you learn to use it correctly, you won't know how you ever cleared shooting lanes etc before. I can easily cut through 2" + limbs with one swing.
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I have used the crap out of my Gerber machete in my battle against ailanthus. Liked it enough to buy a second one.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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thanks all. gonna get a gerber.
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Take a look at the woodsmans pal. I don't own one but they look nice and made here in pa.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 10:06 AM
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Cold Steel has a nice one, wish I'd seen this post sooner I could have gave you one that was used, just needed touched up but it went to the trash.

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