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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Meow, Feb 28, 2003.

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  1. Meow

    Meow Member

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    ...self defence, or bedside weapon or anything else? do you use any special brand or style? ty
     
  2. makdaddy03

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    I use to know a Mexican dude that owned a machete for that purpose. (Defense)
     
  3. Schuey2002

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    No, but, I've been dreaming about purchasing a Predator Machette (by Jack W. Crain) for some time now...:evil:
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  4. scotjute

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    I use machetes for whacking branches, bushes, & weeds.
    Use 22" Ontario for heavier stuff, it has a thicker blade than some and seems to give best performance on heavier stuff.
    Have 24" Legitus Collins that really shines on the thinner stuff. It's blade is thinner than the Ontario.
    I think Ontario makes some with a sort-of pointed tip that might be more in-line with what you're probably looking for.
     
  5. twoblink

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    Here in Taiwan, it's fairly common practice, as you can't own guns.. so a bedside machete is the alternative.

    I have a self-defense bat right now, but as summer draws near, I will probably buy one... It doubles very well as a watermelon knife!!
     
  6. Al Thompson

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    Byron has one of the finest machetes I've ever used. Forget the name of the thing, but it's not expensive and is very high quality.
     
  7. Preacherman

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    I've seen them used for both defence and attack during our 18-year civil conflict in South Africa. They make ghastly wounds when properly used... we're talking disembowelment, amputation and decapitation here, folks! However, they're not nearly as useful as a good assegaai, which extends your range and keeps the machete-wielding opponent at a distance (unless he cuts through your spear shaft...).
     
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