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Old July 28, 2014, 09:56 AM   #26
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In a similar vein, the IMACASA 951 is readily available.

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Old July 28, 2014, 10:05 AM   #27
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I don't think I'd like a straight handle without a retention knob for the various uses I've put the Finn to. The 951 would have slipped out of my grip and ended up off in the weeds (if I was lucky). If it had their cane machete handle it would be better, but it is still just a flat bill hook instead of the curve of the vesuri.
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Old July 28, 2014, 11:07 AM   #28
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In a similar vein, the IMACASA 951 is readily available.

Ahh a short handled Kaiser Blade. At my place Round up gets the call 3 times a year and the sling blade is just for show now that the dirt behind the fence been leveled out so it can be push mowed.
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Old July 28, 2014, 11:20 PM   #29
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Today's tree trimming after last night's storms was carried out using a tow strap and a Tacoma pickup truck (the limb wouldn't come loose and I wasn't climbing a ladder with a chainsaw when I could resort to brute force).
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Old July 29, 2014, 01:40 PM   #30
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Ahh a short handled Kaiser Blade. At my place Round up gets the call 3 times a year and the sling blade is just for show now that the dirt behind the fence been leveled out so it can be push mowed.
Got a long handled Ames version of this. Handy tool for the thorny or three leaved stuff around my place.
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Old July 29, 2014, 08:22 PM   #31
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Got a long handled Ames version of this. Handy tool for the thorny or three leaved stuff around my place.
In the Delta of Eastern Arkansas we call them Kaiser Blades.
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Old July 30, 2014, 09:34 AM   #32
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In the Delta of Eastern Arkansas we call them Kaiser Blades.
Mmmm Hmmmm....
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Old July 30, 2014, 11:49 AM   #33
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They are used to clear ditch and creek banks of small brush and weeds. They are also deadly on Snakes who Don't play nice with others.
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Old July 30, 2014, 04:27 PM   #34
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hso, just reading your post wore me out Why not just buy or rent another big goat?
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Old July 30, 2014, 06:08 PM   #35
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Wellllll, the goats did a great job keeping the pasture clear, but they're not selective about what they eat like we'd like them to be so you can't just turn them loose around the rhododendron and raspberries and expect them just to feed on poison ivy and privet and grass. They are fun, though if you hand raise them and it is amusing to have a billy the size of a miniature pony with horns like a Ram hood ornament.

The other reason is that my daughter will have the property one day and she has to see and learn what is involved in the minimal care of it. She mows and helps me drag and she's about to get her first chainsaw lesson this fall. It will all be up to her some day and she needs to do by hand before it gets to that point.
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Old July 30, 2014, 08:52 PM   #36
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One of the benefits of having an OMB for an ancestor is a device that fits three point hitch of an incredibly ancient 4020 John Deere tractor. It consists of a power takeoff shaft connected to a 90°gearbox scavenged from an old grain dryer and a circular saw blade from God only knows where. While said device must be kept out of the hands of drunkards, fools and the majority of those over 40… There's very few species of vegetation it will not handle. Unfortunately, since the old man passed away we have not found anyone cautious enough to use it safely and crazy enough to use it at all.
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Old July 30, 2014, 09:48 PM   #37
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Sounds like some of the homemade shop built rigs we came up with from the junk yard . Get us a picture.
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