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Linder (or other stainless) Machete?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Pack, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. Pack

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    My dad's old Blackie Collins is finally pretty worn out, and the brush is seriously growing down at the fish/hunt club. I'd like to surprise him with a new machete.

    I saw the following at a show, and was wondering if anyone has any experience/thoughts. I know little about blades, but saw "stainless" (it's coated with a black finish) and "made in Solingen" together, and at least know those to be good attributes. Is my little knowledge a dangerous thing, or would this be a pretty good companion?

    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=LNLI045

    Thank you!
     
  2. hso

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    "stainless" and "machete" are not words that would be expected to go together.

    I advise you to pass and to just get a good, inexpensive, Tramontina or Ontario.
     
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    Wow. That "bush chopper" one is pretty wild!

    I'll forgo a stainless one, then.

    THANK YOU, both, for your insight.
     
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    Over at the Blades Forums, the opinion about Linder machetes is that they are thick and not easy to keep an edge on.

    Since you want a real "working" machete rather than a short sword, probably any cheap carbon steel machete from So. America would work better.
     
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    Condor offers machetes in Stainless.

    They're made in El Salvador ( I'm pretty sure they got jungles there, and at least one person from Solengen has been there ;):p ).

    http://www.condortk.com/about.php

    They make good stuff. Keep an eye on their new offerings. They are making a wider variety of machetes in high carbon steel this year.
     
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