My new Machete from Amazon


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Deltaboy
August 13, 2010, 01:47 PM
It is made from nice feeling steel and came sharp out of the box.

1060 Forged Machete from BudK

Paid 10 bucks and after I redid the handle I got a jewel.

1/4 inch thick spine

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Mike3004.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Mike3003-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Mike3001-1.jpg

It is a factlory second with the makers name ground off.

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Deltaboy
August 13, 2010, 01:48 PM
Another view

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Mike3005.jpg


My paracord handel job.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Mike3002-1.jpg

Yo Mama
August 13, 2010, 09:35 PM
I see nothing wrong with it, and see alot of potential cutting power in it!

Good buy, looks elegant.

CDR_Glock
August 13, 2010, 09:48 PM
Check out a Benchmade Tomahawk or SOG Tomahawk. Somebody's gonna get hurt real bad (RUssel Peters Quote).


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hso
August 14, 2010, 12:44 AM
Let us know how well it holds and edge. 1060 is a simple carbon steel with only .60% carbon, not "spring" steel. 5160 may be what you're thinking about.

Hammerson
August 14, 2010, 01:40 AM
Heck of a chopper, Deltaboy. Considering what hso said, if you do any cutting tests, start small and work up. Looks like fun, though!

heron
August 14, 2010, 11:14 AM
Looks like an elongated meat cleaver. I'm betting it'd work real well on saplings and small tree branches. What's the overall length?

Vonderek
August 14, 2010, 04:34 PM
Isn't that a copy of the last Rambo movie knife?

Deltaboy
August 16, 2010, 12:27 AM
It is about 14 inchs over all. The Steel is hard enough I have to press hard with 8 inch mill bastard file to cut it.

Deltaboy
August 16, 2010, 12:34 AM
Isn't that a copy of the last Rambo movie knife?
Yep it is styled after the Rambo movie one; it is rumored to be a GH second.

conw
August 16, 2010, 12:58 AM
GH

I've been hearing this name a lot lately, from an Elvis Presley gift knife to you and now google shows that he gave a knife to Dan Quayle to be placed in the presidential archives...

http://www.hibbenknives.com/images/Gil/Quayle1.jpg

My first thought was, LOLWUT?

That machete is a cool if basic design. Is it just me though or does anyone else have a really hard time taking most of the designs seriously? They just seem so overdone. Maybe the guy is a really respected knife maker, I don't know, I don't mean to be the disrespectful young guy who doesn't know what he's talking about.

Deltaboy
August 16, 2010, 01:24 AM
I first heard about Gil from some Nam vets that ran around with my Nam vet cousin. They said he made custom knives for Soldiers going to Nam. He is in a lot of knife mags and makes knives to be used in movies.

conw
August 16, 2010, 05:33 PM
Yeah, I did some more researching and ended up seeing some posts from hso saying he was very well respected. I would like to see some less fantastical designs though from him. Saw a few skinners that looked neat...

Deltaboy
August 17, 2010, 12:17 PM
Gil is a pretty well know knife maker. I am pumped to have a factory second.

hso
August 17, 2010, 12:55 PM
Maybe the guy is a really respected knife maker

Good to see you figured that one out before the rolleyes smilie's started congregating. The guy is in the Hall of Fame and he sure knows how to turn a buck with designing things a large number of folks want to plunk their money down to get. He also makes some pretty good stuff on his own as does his brother and, now, his son.

wheelgunslinger
August 19, 2010, 06:13 PM
Deltaboy, have you weighed that thing yet?

conw
August 19, 2010, 07:13 PM
That would be awfully sharp-looking with some custom desert tan scales :)

Deltaboy
August 19, 2010, 09:07 PM
Not yet but it is almost 2 pounds.

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