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ordered a new machete last night...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Lee D, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. Lee D

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  2. Yo Mama

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    I watched Machete last night, now I'm wanting for one.
     
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    Review?

    Looking forward to a review.

    I'm not sure whether to prefer that one or the Moore Maker machete.

    MooreMaker-Machete-01.jpg

    I look the look of both, but a 1095, yellow-handled, US-made offering is hard to resist.

     
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    I have a couple of machetes, including a Collins I picked up in Mexico in 1985 and one of the MooreMakers. The MM has a fairly thick blade. The grips are almost rectangular in profile, which keeps it from slipping but can be wearing if you use it for a long period. I used a rasp to make the handles more rounded. Otherwise, a great tool from a great company. Been carrying one of their medium trappers since 1967, and have two pairs of their fencing pliers. Excellent.
     
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    Don't put your sleeping bag on top of the sharp Punji Stakes the machete leaves behind!

    Sometimes a saw is better if you plan to inhabit the ground the brush was on!

    rc
     
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    Condor makes pretty good stuff for the money. I prefer the Condor Golok or Parang (due to the handles mostly), but also have the Puerto Rican machete too. Hope it works well for you.
     
  7. Lee D

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    the big brown truck delivered my Condor today and i am very impressed. very sharp right out of the box, and the quality leather it came with was a big suprise. now im gonna have to get it out in the fields to see what this thing is capable of.
    i'll get some pics up when i bring it to town...
     
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    It may just be a spot on the picture, but it appears to have a amall oval shaped hole in the blade. What is that for?
     
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    looking at it today i wondered the same thing. :confused: i have no experience with their products, so im gonna have to ask around a bit.
    maybe i could get an answer on the bladeforum.
     
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    I really like my 18'' Gerber saw back machete and find that I use the saw almost as much as the cutting side. I have many machetes some quite expensive and some so cheap that the blade will bend like plain old flat stock. The Gerber was a steal in my opinion and is the one that stays in the truck [ I also bought one for the quad ].
    Have fun with your new hacker.
    T
     
  11. Lee D

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    i asked a dealer on the Bladeforum about the oval cutout, and heres the answer i got...


    "It's just sort of their brand mark. But it allows it to be hung by a (thin) nail and if listening to it closely during the cut you can hear your edge alignment. It makes a whooshing noise if your edge alignment is off but a very faint whistling if your alignment is true."
     
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    He's joshing you. It is for hanging up...and may be a trademark...but nobody cares about edge alignment on a machete.
     
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    Moore Maker machete is the same thing as the Ontario. They produce them for MM.
     
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    Zombie Thread, back to the grave!
     
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