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Marthor 06-24-2013 06:03 PM

Recommend me a Machete
I want to add a machete to my bug-out-gear.

I was about to put a Gerber Machete on my wishlist on Amazon, but then I saw a review how the blade broke with a pic. I looked at a SOG machete and it had some similar reviews about the blades bending and breaking. I then looked for more reviews and came across the Cold Steel Kukri machete, but it had a review about being too dull out of the box.

Moreso than knives, I expect axes and machetes to be able to take a real beating. The whole purpose of an axe to hack through a tree. The whole purpose of a machete to hack through all sorts of vines and branches. Much more abuse than a knife would take.

So, I'm looking at the Cold Steel Kukri as #1 unless I get a better idea. First-hand knowledge of use is prefered.
Got a recommendation?

orangello 06-24-2013 07:25 PM ctId=3093035&rpp=32

I like this one for getting a path made through some brush & briars. A buddy picked one up a couple of weeks ago, and I tried it out.

I think the serrations would be excellent for live-gutting a bear. :D

txpossum 06-25-2013 04:17 AM

Check out

I'm a fan of the Trams, made in Brazil where the jungles are.

c3shooter 06-25-2013 05:13 AM

Ontario Knife Co. Making machetes for the US military for decades. Decent steel, decent price. It may no be Rambo's choice. but a good tool.

Marthor 06-25-2013 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1286114)
Ontario Knife Co. Making machetes for the US military for decades. Decent steel, decent price. It may no be Rambo's choice. but a good tool.

I've been researching all day and reading many reviews.
Ontario is the one I've decided on. It got lots of good reviews, isn't too expensive and I especially like that it's the standard US military.

Watched an amazing video of a destruction test on a cold steel Kukri machete. I've already got the cold steel Gladius that's part of their machete line. Glad to know it's so tough.

ninjatoth 06-27-2013 02:42 AM

Some of the Cold Steel machete's are Latin made, and I know first hand over the years than any Latin made machete is a good one.

marc29th 06-27-2013 10:11 AM

Check out the woodmans pal I have one and love it. Works great and with a bit more mass than a machete you can use it on thicker limbs plus it is nice and compact.

hq357 06-28-2013 10:39 AM

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Have you seen this machete?! Perfect for bugging out, double edged can cut through thick wilderness, bones and flesh if needed for deffensive offensive situations to also has a tip sharp as a needle.

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Coldsteel gladius!

piratebob64 07-06-2013 12:19 AM

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As said in a movie Now this a machete, This a custom hand forged Himalayan farm knife 16" long forged from a peter built leaf spring. You can not buy this quality in a store!

hq357 07-06-2013 01:15 AM

What the hell is that thing? Hahaha its pretty kick ass

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