User or safe queen ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by DDeegs, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. DDeegs

    DDeegs Member

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    My son got me this, just wondering if i should use it or put it away ? 20200620_170052.jpg
     
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    rust collector Moderator Staff Member

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    A new machete such as a Marble's, Ontario or Cold Steel, will generally run you about $25 or less. It will also do a better job as the blade will be upsized so you can build velocity with it, and the configuration will likely be one that has been found to be efficient. The Case, which was well made and appears to be in great shape, was a compromise based upon space constraints and other considerations, and has historical value. I have used both of the patterns on the left to good effect, although I am not a veteran bushwhacker. https://www.knifecenter.com/series/marbles-knives/marbles-machetes
     
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  3. jmr40

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    I have that exact machete including the blade guard. He was in the Navy during WW-2 and kept it after being discharged. In my case due to family history I have mine put up and don't use it. With no family history I MIGHT be tempted to use it, but probably wouldn't.

    There are newer, better options at reasonable costs that I'd use instead.

    This is what I actually use.

    Condor Tool & Knife Pack Golok | SMKW
     
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  4. hso

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    That blade guard alone is worth more than a good machete made today.

    I'll trade you right now just to save that piece if history.
     
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  5. DDeegs

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    Thanks for the replys, i have other choppers i can use, i will put this one away,

    Dan
     
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    Call me crazy but to me there is no better way to appreciate something of historical significance than to put it to it's intended use - and to properly care for it to keep it in shape.
     
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