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    A decent machete.

    I keep getting these cheap ass machetes. Last was a Herber, lasted 3 days... flimsy as my ex new man.

    Anyone got a machete worth a shit?
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    I got a SOG kukuri and like it quite a bit. Comes extremely sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnuteFartne View Post
    I got a SOG kukuri and like it quite a bit. Comes extremely sharp.

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    A little short and I’m not a big fan of drop point machetes.
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    best machete I ever used was made from an old law mower blade
    he ground down the rust sharping with the grinder / file
    he taken a blow torch to it and dropped it in used motor oil
    and taped the handle with hockey tape

    that blade cost him chump change and if I recall less then a hours work

    not seen Nat in a long time but that honky blade was about 8 years old last I seen it
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    The Gerber Gator machete has not impressed me. Don't waste your money. The blade bends.
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    The Army issue machete is very good, and it will easily take a sharp edge. OK, I found it on Amazon, and it is made by Ontario Knife, and it costs about $23.
    That company makes really good knives too. It is made of carbon steel, so don't torque it sideways, it will bend.
    https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife.../dp/B07S1YVL4W
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    I've got one I like quite a bit that I bought from PAX survival when they were doing the going out of business bit. Think I paid $5 for it and works great for the little bit that I use it (mostly clearing sumac from my property). Hasn't bent and takes a pretty good edge in about a minute with the 1x30" belt grinder. I think it's a Tramontia made in Brazil, Amazon has them for around $20. Mine is 10 series carbon steel (might be 1070 but don't remember) so it will rust if that's a concern. I don't use mine heavily so I'll throw that caveat out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mills View Post
    The Army issue machete is very good, and it will easily take a sharp edge. OK, I found it on Amazon, and it is made by Ontario Knife, and it costs about $23.
    That company makes really good knives too. It is made of carbon steel, so don't torque it sideways, it will bend.
    https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife.../dp/B07S1YVL4W
    +1 for Ontario Knife. I've got their G.I. machete, 14" butcher knife(brisket-watermelon knife), 7" cleaver, and sp-15 tactical. All of them take a good edge and hold it. Great U.S.A made products for a reasonable price. All made with high-carbon steel and will rust if not treated properly but they take and hold an edge better than stainless.
    Proof to me that U.S.A. made can compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkyprep View Post
    The Gerber Gator machete has not impressed me. Don't waste your money. The blade bends.
    My Gerber Gator is still resting in it's sheath under the back seat of my Tundra. Haven't used it for anything. I bought it at a Menards on clearance for like $6.00. I got it for Muslim head lopping retaliation, if we ever get to that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreAmmoOK View Post
    +1 for Ontario Knife. I've got their G.I. machete, 14" butcher knife(brisket-watermelon knife), 7" cleaver, and sp-15 tactical. All of them take a good edge and hold it. Great U.S.A made products for a reasonable price. All made with high-carbon steel and will rust if not treated properly but they take and hold an edge better than stainless.
    Proof to me that U.S.A. made can compete.
    Ontario makes excellent stuff, I have an Old Hickory boning knife that is very sharp. And I would not mind having one of their Air Force Survival knives.
    It would be handy for my evening walks. I could just drop it into my front pocket and put a hurt on any thugs, that might try something.
    Hamlet and King Lear are two of the best works of literature that there is. And in American elite universities, Shakespeare is being reviled, and that is a new evil.
    America cannot go on being free, when it is always taking the foundations out. If Shakespeare is the enemy, then I am the enemy too, because I love the guys works.

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