Linder (or other stainless) Machete?


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Pack
April 15, 2009, 04:52 PM
My dad's old Blackie Collins is finally pretty worn out, and the brush is seriously growing down at the fish/hunt club. I'd like to surprise him with a new machete.

I saw the following at a show, and was wondering if anyone has any experience/thoughts. I know little about blades, but saw "stainless" (it's coated with a black finish) and "made in Solingen" together, and at least know those to be good attributes. Is my little knowledge a dangerous thing, or would this be a pretty good companion?

http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=LNLI045

Thank you!

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hso
April 16, 2009, 12:38 AM
"stainless" and "machete" are not words that would be expected to go together.

I advise you to pass and to just get a good, inexpensive, Tramontina or Ontario.

Mp7
April 16, 2009, 04:19 AM
is not a bad print to read on a blade....


BUT since we donīt have jungles around Solingen,
iīd rather go with a proven Machete made from 1095 carbon steel.

If you really want to make his eyes go wide... present him with a
Martiini machete ( i recently failed to get the highest bid on one
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=439078 ...)

just found this...from Martiini... interesting! https://www.bladematrix.tv/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=54225

Good luck.

Pack
April 16, 2009, 01:26 PM
Wow. That "bush chopper" one is pretty wild!

I'll forgo a stainless one, then.

THANK YOU, both, for your insight.

six4
April 16, 2009, 01:35 PM
i have one of these they look cool will outlast me and work well for bush removal http://zombietools.net/tools/

CWL
April 16, 2009, 03:00 PM
Over at the Blades Forums, the opinion about Linder machetes is that they are thick and not easy to keep an edge on.

Since you want a real "working" machete rather than a short sword, probably any cheap carbon steel machete from So. America would work better.

Rupestris
April 16, 2009, 03:19 PM
Condor offers machetes in Stainless.

They're made in El Salvador ( I'm pretty sure they got jungles there, and at least one person from Solengen has been there ;):p ).

http://www.condortk.com/about.php

They make good stuff. Keep an eye on their new offerings. They are making a wider variety of machetes in high carbon steel this year.

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