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My new Machete from Amazon

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Deltaboy1984, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

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    It is made from nice feeling steel and came sharp out of the box.

    1060 Forged Machete from BudK

    Paid 10 bucks and after I redid the handle I got a jewel.

    1/4 inch thick spine

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    It is a factlory second with the makers name ground off.
     
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  2. Deltaboy1984

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    Another view

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    My paracord handel job.

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  3. Yo Mama

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    I see nothing wrong with it, and see alot of potential cutting power in it!

    Good buy, looks elegant.
     
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    Check out a Benchmade Tomahawk or SOG Tomahawk. Somebody's gonna get hurt real bad (RUssel Peters Quote).


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    Let us know how well it holds and edge. 1060 is a simple carbon steel with only .60% carbon, not "spring" steel. 5160 may be what you're thinking about.
     
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    Heck of a chopper, Deltaboy. Considering what hso said, if you do any cutting tests, start small and work up. Looks like fun, though!
     
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    Looks like an elongated meat cleaver. I'm betting it'd work real well on saplings and small tree branches. What's the overall length?
     
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    Isn't that a copy of the last Rambo movie knife?
     
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    It is about 14 inchs over all. The Steel is hard enough I have to press hard with 8 inch mill bastard file to cut it.
     
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    Yep it is styled after the Rambo movie one; it is rumored to be a GH second.
     
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    I've been hearing this name a lot lately, from an Elvis Presley gift knife to you and now google shows that he gave a knife to Dan Quayle to be placed in the presidential archives...

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    My first thought was, LOLWUT?

    That machete is a cool if basic design. Is it just me though or does anyone else have a really hard time taking most of the designs seriously? They just seem so overdone. Maybe the guy is a really respected knife maker, I don't know, I don't mean to be the disrespectful young guy who doesn't know what he's talking about.
     
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    I first heard about Gil from some Nam vets that ran around with my Nam vet cousin. They said he made custom knives for Soldiers going to Nam. He is in a lot of knife mags and makes knives to be used in movies.
     
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    Yeah, I did some more researching and ended up seeing some posts from hso saying he was very well respected. I would like to see some less fantastical designs though from him. Saw a few skinners that looked neat...
     
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    Gil is a pretty well know knife maker. I am pumped to have a factory second.
     
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    Good to see you figured that one out before the rolleyes smilie's started congregating. The guy is in the Hall of Fame and he sure knows how to turn a buck with designing things a large number of folks want to plunk their money down to get. He also makes some pretty good stuff on his own as does his brother and, now, his son.
     
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    Deltaboy, have you weighed that thing yet?
     
  17. conw

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    That would be awfully sharp-looking with some custom desert tan scales :)
     
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    Not yet but it is almost 2 pounds.
     
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