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Old 10-27-2012, 02:24 AM   #21
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I just use a $30 brush axe from ace hardware. It can handle anything from 4" saplings to thick briers much easier than any thing pictured. Does it look cool? Nope! I always have one in my truck when deer hunting. I just mark a trail to the deer with surveyors tape. Go get the brush axe and cut a trail to retrieve the deer. Buy the model with a hickory handle. You will get 10 years of use out of it. I just use a belt sander to keep an edge on it.

I have respiratory problems and it takes a healthy man to haul and pile the brush as fast as I can cut it when clearing underbrush.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:52 AM   #22
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No, I just ran back across this wile looking for a review on the 1917 cutlass machete.
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What can I say.....?
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This was a 5 year old thread that was resurrected in 2012. Is this the second coming?
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Just get an Ontario Knife Company machete. No one else's. You can thank me later.
I have four OKC machetes at last count. If you ever have to clear land, don't leave home without two (one for yourself and one for a friend or family member who forgot his). I've beat the tar out of these things and, apart from a little rust, they're every bit as functional as the day I bought them.

The 22" model will give you the 4"-10" extra inches of blade length you said you wanted and prices are very reasonable (5" for the 18" model and 9" for the 22" model).

For sun-up to sun-down swinging, I prefer the 18" model. YMMV.

I've never used or even thought about using a saber or cutlass for land clearing. If it works, then it does, but it would be an awfully expensive brush clearing tool. For my $20, I'm going to use a machete.
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Well old thread or not, there is an update from this (2016) year. I discovered Cold Steel now sells a machete version of the 1917 Cutlass in addition to a copy of the cutlass itself. So I bought one of the 1917 Cutlass machetes and gave it a workout this year.
Findings: The reach of the 1917 is indeed superior to many other machete types. The hand guard is a plus and greatly adds to tool retention when striking. However the blade design suffers from not having enough mass at the tip to hack into vegtable matter. If the blade was wider at the tip, such as was done on the Pattern 1796 light cavalry sabre then the machete would be almost perfect. Sadly it isn't. So when we swing at brances and vines near the reach of the blade they often just knock out of the way. So the Kukri machete is still better for dealing with raspberry bushes and Kudzu vines.
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I use Codor for battle weapon. it's a super fast super tough Cutlass
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I don't care what type of steel you've chosen , the effectiveness lies in the hand of the experience behind the blade . If you plan on defensive moves , Japanese steel and if it's you with an edge , learn the basic postures or buy a gun . It all boils down to does the weilder know how to use it . It's all about what you are fimiliar with , not the weapon at all ....!


PS: by the way , I have spent up to $1,200 on one blade witch was a super bargain for what I got !! Oh yeah , b-b-bad to the bones ....! Damascus steel .... The right thing at the rights thing ....!

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