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  • What is your favorite machete?

    What is your favorite machete?

  • #2
    I am very satisfied with the Collins machete I acquired many years ago, as it seems to have a very ergonomic handle.
    The one I had before that raised blisters on my hand.

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    • #3
      The Danny Trejo model. But I understand it can't be had outside of Hollywood.

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      • #4
        I highly recommend a cane knife by Imacasa or Tremontina. I've never figured out a reason for a point on a machete, and a cane knife is just the right weight and balance for cutting brush, vines and saplings. I've made believers out of a lot of folks when they try them side by side. A two-handed cane knife is a wonderful tool, too, just don't get one with too thick a blade. Used correctly, a cane knife will out-cut a machete every time, it's just not made for heavy hacking, where you should be using a hatchet or camp axe (or chain saw) anyhow.

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        • #5
          Fiskars is the one I use. My only complaint is it did not come with a sheath but it is very good for the price I paid $20

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          • #6
            The Woodsmans Pal. Proven in South Pacific jungles in WWII.

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            • #7
              My vote for the Woodsmans Pal.Vietnam issue.works well in the Florida swamps.

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              • #8
                Having grown up in Papua New Guinea, I honestly believe you can't beat a "5:90" or 2.5 foot bush knife made by Tramontina.
                (So named a 5:90 because when they first were introduced, they cost 5 kina 90 toia.)

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                • #9
                  Tramontina cane knife all day. Cheers.

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                  • #10
                    I usr a Woodsmans Pal as well. I little expensive, but they are well worth the money. Made with great steel.

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                    • #11
                      U.S. Army model of 1943 by S.W.I. and the bush knife made by Tramontina. Both have their uses. Have not used the Woodman's Pal, it looks a little bulky.

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                      • #12
                        crm3006, in which state do you live?

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                        • #13
                          crm3006, in which state do you live?

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                          • #14
                            Edward J. Palumbo-
                            Texas.

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                            • #15
                              I have two favorites. One I picked up decades ago in a roadside duca .(tiny store). In the C.A.R. , while picking up coarse cut heavy tobacco for my Pygmy team. It has an interesting adaptation, the tip is cut off and blunted to help prevent injury while working in heavy jungle cover where occasionally one might accidentally get hit in the face with a pointed tip. As I recall, this tool cost me around a buck. Probably less than the cost of the awful looking, but large quantity of tobacco which was required as part of daily wages. The second machete, or panga, is a swanky custom made thing with ivory handles that holds a razor sharp edge made here in the States. I used it a lot until it became difficult to take it from country to country because of the handle material which is artificial but often takes some explaining and one more hassle to deal with.

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