ordered a new machete last night...


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Lee D
April 6, 2012, 10:28 AM
Condor 18 Inch El Salvador Machete, Black Finish, with Leather Sheath (http://www.machetespecialists.com/co18inelsama.html)


gonna be clearing some brush down by the pond to do some camping...so of course i needed a new machete :D

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Yo Mama
April 6, 2012, 11:33 AM
I watched Machete last night, now I'm wanting for one.

ArfinGreebly
April 6, 2012, 04:50 PM
Looking forward to a review.

I'm not sure whether to prefer that one or the Moore Maker machete (http://catalog.mooremaker.com/viewProduct.cfm?item_id=701544).

162267

I look the look of both, but a 1095, yellow-handled, US-made offering is hard to resist.

Coyote3855
April 6, 2012, 05:24 PM
I have a couple of machetes, including a Collins I picked up in Mexico in 1985 and one of the MooreMakers. The MM has a fairly thick blade. The grips are almost rectangular in profile, which keeps it from slipping but can be wearing if you use it for a long period. I used a rasp to make the handles more rounded. Otherwise, a great tool from a great company. Been carrying one of their medium trappers since 1967, and have two pairs of their fencing pliers. Excellent.

rcmodel
April 6, 2012, 05:29 PM
clearing some brush down by the pond to do some campingDon't put your sleeping bag on top of the sharp Punji Stakes the machete leaves behind!

Sometimes a saw is better if you plan to inhabit the ground the brush was on!

rc

22-rimfire
April 8, 2012, 07:35 AM
Condor makes pretty good stuff for the money. I prefer the Condor Golok or Parang (due to the handles mostly), but also have the Puerto Rican machete too. Hope it works well for you.

Lee D
April 9, 2012, 02:40 PM
the big brown truck delivered my Condor today and i am very impressed. very sharp right out of the box, and the quality leather it came with was a big suprise. now im gonna have to get it out in the fields to see what this thing is capable of.
i'll get some pics up when i bring it to town...

Owen Sparks
April 9, 2012, 03:23 PM
It may just be a spot on the picture, but it appears to have a amall oval shaped hole in the blade. What is that for?

Lee D
April 9, 2012, 03:32 PM
looking at it today i wondered the same thing. :confused: i have no experience with their products, so im gonna have to ask around a bit.
maybe i could get an answer on the bladeforum.

T Bran
April 9, 2012, 03:34 PM
I really like my 18'' Gerber saw back machete and find that I use the saw almost as much as the cutting side. I have many machetes some quite expensive and some so cheap that the blade will bend like plain old flat stock. The Gerber was a steal in my opinion and is the one that stays in the truck [ I also bought one for the quad ].
Have fun with your new hacker.
T

Lee D
April 9, 2012, 04:12 PM
i asked a dealer on the Bladeforum about the oval cutout, and heres the answer i got...


"It's just sort of their brand mark. But it allows it to be hung by a (thin) nail and if listening to it closely during the cut you can hear your edge alignment. It makes a whooshing noise if your edge alignment is off but a very faint whistling if your alignment is true."

HoosierQ
April 9, 2012, 09:18 PM
He's joshing you. It is for hanging up...and may be a trademark...but nobody cares about edge alignment on a machete.

pickupman
August 30, 2014, 09:55 PM
Moore Maker machete is the same thing as the Ontario. They produce them for MM.

Sam Cade
August 30, 2014, 10:23 PM
Zombie Thread, back to the grave!

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