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Best machete ever made? IMHO, yep...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Al Thompson, Mar 31, 2003.

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  1. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Emeritus

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    A friend of mine has one of these with out the bowie guard handle. I've hacked up a mess of oak and dogwood branches that ranged from finger size to as big around as a can of coffee size. I liked it bunches, but last trip, forgot my Cold Steel Kukri.

    This trip I had my Kukri. While still a great value for the bucks, the Eight Dollar Mountain Forge series is simply a better blade for not much more money. Using both back to back convinced me.

    I'm saving my pennies....... :)

    http://www.edmfknives.com/
     
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    I really like the kukri and now have two, 24 and 18 ozs. They are more efficient because of the shape but they come in many weights ,of course the heavier the knife the larger branches it will cut.
     
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    True to a degree, but I've found really thick blades to sometimes not cut as deep. Case in point, one of my guys bought one of the first mainstream Gerber or Buck "survival" knifes. It had a very thick blade and wasn't as good at cutting brush as my K-bar.

    The EDMF blade was about 1/4 inch thick, but was maybe 2.5 inches deep. Lots of spine for cutting. The CS kukri is about 1/8 inches thick. Great knife/machete, but EDMF is better.
     
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    Best machete ever made? IMHO, yep...

    I have a CS light kukri thats superb at cutting brush around the house in the spring [ like now ].

    I find if I don't wear gloves I get a blister or two fairly quickly with it though due to the handle material.

    Brownie
     
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    I use my EDMF nine inch bowie for killing and cleaning snapping turtles.It really holds an edge.
    Dale is also a great guy to deal with.
     
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