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Old 09-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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I've had this thing kicking around for a while. I may have even done a quick thread when I bought it.
Anyway I put it through It's paces today and I Gotta say I'm impressed.
I hit the woods and brought this instead of my usual tool of choice (tomahawk) and went up to my shelter. It had been completely devastated by the winter and needed to be completely rebuilt.
The machete worked great. It cut through whatever I needed it to as easily if not better than the tomahawk. I would definitely recommend this machete to anyone looking for a good inexpensive option.
I even stopped to have some fun when the work was done and I was impressed yet again.

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I've had this thing kicking around for a while. I may have even done a quick thread when I bought it.
Anyway I put it through It's paces today and I Gotta say I'm impressed.
I hit the woods and brought this instead of my usual tool of choice (tomahawk) and went up to my shelter. It had been completely devastated by the winter and needed to be completely rebuilt.
The machete worked great. It cut through whatever I needed it to as easily if not better than the tomahawk. I would definitely recommend this machete to anyone looking for a good inexpensive option.
I even stopped to have some fun when the work was done and I was impressed yet again.
That's cool... I used to love throwing hawk... been a few years since I have.. think I might start again... the machete looks as though it performed like a hawk would fly... but hasne knife shape.. interesting.
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That's cool... I used to love throwing hawk... been a few years since I have.. think I might start again... the machete looks as though it performed like a hawk would fly... but hasne knife shape.. interesting.
It's not a hawk or Bowie by any means but the way it is curved just gives you so much surface area to hit that it works well.
It was just sh!ts and giggles really.
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Master the art of the "Throwing Parang". I like the parang blade style. I'm curious if the shelter has a story?

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Master the art of the "Throwing Parang". I like the parang blade style. I'm curious if the shelter has a story?
Nah just saves me the trouble of building one in the rain. 90% of the time I just use a wool blanket and or survival hammock.
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Thanks for your post... Ended up buying one and going camping... Worked well for me... Thanks

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My pleasure. Welcome to FTF. I love it. I took it out this weekend and abused it more. Still has a good edge on it and I still get a laugh out of throwing it.
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Quick question for you.

Is this the full size 25" or the compact 15"?

I'm looking at getting the compact to replace my Gerber Jr. Gator...

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It's in my car at the moment so i cant measure but I'd have to guess the full size.

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Overall Length: 19.5’’
Blade Length: 13.5’’
Weight (with sheath): 25.4 oz.
Weight (no sheath): 19.4 oz.

Should be full size.

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