Frost Bushmaster..?


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Shanghai McCoy
November 4, 2013, 06:39 PM
OK, the SMKW catalog arrived and was promptly put on top of the tank for reading material. So, looking at the 'new" Frost machetes page the Bushmaster III catches my eye. Looks kinda cool but has anyone (Sam..) swung,chopped,sliced or diced with one yet?

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hso
November 4, 2013, 06:45 PM
Don't spend any money on any Frost product.

If given one, sell it before using it and get something usable.

This isn't a machete, per se, but a big knife that weighs a lot more.

Shanghai McCoy
November 4, 2013, 07:11 PM
10-4 hso,
That's sort of what I figured...
Thanks

hso
November 4, 2013, 07:22 PM
Don't let that stop you from getting it. At only $30 you could run a review and we could all see how it performed.

Sam Cade
November 4, 2013, 07:45 PM
So, looking at the 'new" Frost machetes page the Bushmaster III catches my eye. Looks kinda cool but has anyone (Sam..) swung,chopped,sliced or diced with one yet?

This thing?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510UzfRgzzL.jpg

Finger groves are a bad thing on any hard use chopping knife.

As for the blade...well, hso offers much wisdom when he advises you to not purchase Frost Cutlery since a botched heat treat or inadequate materials in a knife/chopper this size can be actively dangerous to the user.

Sam Cade
November 4, 2013, 07:50 PM
At only $30 you could run a review and we could all see how it performed.

After donning full face mask, welding jacket, gloves and making sure that there is gas in the car of course. :D




Or he could buy 4 base model imacasas or one poly handled OKC with sheath and really have something useful.

hso
November 4, 2013, 08:45 PM
That welding jacket better have kydex panels in it. Everyone's seen this, right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKInefbBljU

Sam Cade
November 4, 2013, 08:52 PM
Every time I see that I marvel at how lucky that guy is.

hso
November 4, 2013, 08:53 PM
I knew those boys since the whole thing started here in Kvile.

Shanghai McCoy
November 4, 2013, 09:25 PM
No Sam, it's the one with the "old school" wood (pallet?) handle. No notches or grooves on the back of the blade or handle.
I pitched the catalog to remove any and all temptation... :scrutiny:
Must ... resist... buying... stuff...:uhoh:

Sam Cade
November 4, 2013, 09:44 PM
This 'un?

http://www.smkw.com/large/knife/FR0698.jpg

Well, at least it wouldn't give you a blister before it blows up in your face.


Must ... resist... buying... stuff...:uhoh:

Resistance is futile. :D Besides, you only live once....unless you are a Hindu. Or Buddhist.Or Jain.

Mosey on over to SMKW and buy a great machete for $10 or less and get to chopping.


http://www.smkw.com/large/knife/ANS5736000.jpg

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/Tru-Spec/Tru-Spec%C2%AE+18%22+Survival+Machete/ANS5736000.html

hso
November 4, 2013, 10:04 PM
$5 for the Condor 22"
http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/Condor+Tool+%26amp%3B+Knife/22%22+Machete/IMC504149.html

Sam Cade
November 4, 2013, 10:18 PM
$5 for the Condor 22"

It's been out of stock for a while.

Catalog error too. It's an Imacasa "Colin" pattern.

Shanghai McCoy
November 5, 2013, 07:22 AM
Sam,
My wife says "You are not helping."

Sam Cade
November 5, 2013, 08:57 AM
Hey, Im encouraging you to spend less money. ;)

Shanghai McCoy
November 5, 2013, 09:02 AM
Hey, Im encouraging you to spend less money. ;)
OK, I'll try that in my defense when I get home...:scrutiny:

hso
November 5, 2013, 11:55 AM
And on something that is usable instead of cool looking!

Outlaw Man
November 6, 2013, 09:27 AM
That welding jacket better have kydex panels in it. Everyone's seen this, right?
I've always marveled at how the other guy jumps in like nothing happened. Almost like they expected it.

I'd probably recommend duct taping handles onto a lawn mower blade before I recommended some of those "Saturday night special" blades.

That Tru-Spec is a great deal. I'm one of the last people who should have a machete in his hands, though...

hso
November 6, 2013, 09:34 AM
At least you know that...:evil:

Black Butte
November 6, 2013, 10:50 AM
How about this as a safer alternative:

http://zombietools.net/images/weapons/zombie_tools_hellion_1200.jpg

Sam Cade
November 6, 2013, 11:02 AM
...and it is only $315.00.


:scrutiny:

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