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Old 07-06-2013, 02:05 AM   #11
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Check Condor line---made in South America---I prefer the heavier blade types---use one in my large backyard...
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I also have the baby sister to it! Just got it from my knife maker today. 8" damascus with moose antler handles.
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We go through machetes pretty quickly so I buy them by the dozen directly from Corona. Its not tacticool but the steel is pretty darned good and never had one break on us. They have three choices, the most expensive one is just over $10. The handles on the regular machete is plastic and has that grippy rubberized stuff on it. Never had a handle break on us either.

http://www.coronatools.com/chopping-tools

I have gotten some that are from Colombia and some that are from China- both with the Corona name. Interestingly the Chinese ones are noticeably heavier (thicker blade) and we prefer those over the Colombian ones. We do have to sharpen them but that is no problem. Keep one in each vehicle and a few spread out in convenient places.

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Are those chopped off chicken toes? Bad ass! Lol
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Pretty heavy and long id rather take this with me if shtf or for defending myself in close quarters
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-WW2-Issue-US-Military-True-Temper-Machette-dated-1945-with-Green-Grips-/310695435939?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4856e4 1ea3
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It's a machete. Just go to Home Depot or lowes, and get one and sharpen it up. They are made for chopping thought heavy brush not for gutting or skinning. It's not that hard .
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It's a machete. Just go to Home Depot or lowes, and get one and sharpen it up. They are made for chopping thought heavy brush not for gutting or skinning. It's not that hard .
It's not quite that easy. There are a couple machete choices that would be bad.

I'm satisfied the Ontario I chose will hold up. I'm also certain the cold steel machete line is all good. There are many other good choices too, but a few bad ones so it's always worth it to do due diligence before buying.
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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.
+1 on the Ontario . I have a 1-18SBK sawback and the finish sucks ( but who cares its a machete ) full tang .250 thick ( feels more like a massive knife ) of 1095. Requires a bit more maint due to the carbon steel but a bit of ballistol after use does the trick takes a wicked blade too . It's heavy but its a work horse I lopped through a 4" thick brazillian pepper tree in like 10 whacks . And brazillian pepper tree aint easy to get through .
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:09 AM   #20
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Step 1 go to Rural King if they have one in your area.

Then buy a corn knife. It is basically a machete, but is actually designed to be a tool not just a marketing gimmick.
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