Lets See thoses MACHETE'S

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by caine, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. p moore

    p moore

    384
    May 31, 2002
    All these good looking machetes, I feel a little light headed. Need to sit a spell.

    Great collectoin in one place guys.

    Paul
     
  2. KarlMaldensNose

    KarlMaldensNose

    Feb 3, 2009
    Based on the handle, the third from right (or second from left) looks like a Bark River. Is it? What model? Also, the URL for the pics indicates that they (the pics) are from Bark River's website gallery.
     
  3. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    IMO any machete that costs more then $60-$80 shipped is money out the window, I don't care who makes it, what steel it is, what wood the handle is, mosaics, sheaths etc.... a machete is just a field/bush tool and ANY of my $6.00-$25.00 machetes are better then my $150 ones.. lessons learned by trial and error..

    I'm sure Payette would agree that his cheaper machetes out performed all of his HI's...

    I'll edit with pics later..
     
  4. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    That is the Northwind. Big Mike insists on tormenting me with it occasionally:D. He'll have to give you more details on it.
     
  5. KarlMaldensNose

    KarlMaldensNose

    Feb 3, 2009
    Same can be said about knives, for the most part. A knife is essentially just a cutting tool and MOST (not any) $25.00 knives will cut as well as a $225 one. But, like with machetes, blade steel upgrades can improve things like edge holding capabilities or toughness, and handle materials and/or finish can improve comfort or ergonomics... which can affect performance Better sheaths also add to a more positive user experience if they eliminate certain problems with cheaper ones. Quite simply, more expensive machetes and knives are better than cheaper ones if the user says they are. I'm not sure why machetes have to be relegated to ghetto utility tool status while their knife cousins get to enjoy the royal treatment with regards to materials, workmanship and reputation. They are all just tools to some; to others they can be works of art. A $300 knife makes no more sense to me than does a $300 machete. To each their own.
     
  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Yes. This. :cool::thumbup:
     
  7. bigbadboom

    bigbadboom

    417
    Jan 4, 2007
    Did you ever find the maker of your machete ?
    I spotted this on ebay this evening and it made me think of your post

    heres the link

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIETNAM-older...787?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3362ba803b

    No its not my auction ,,

    Still doesnt reveal the makers name but still interesting Chzech machete.
     
  8. bigbadboom

    bigbadboom

    417
    Jan 4, 2007
    You can see the Lion marking , and made in chzechoslovakia also originally a bolo style. Maybe someone can save the pics so sweet can see them ?
     
  9. KnifeKnut66

    KnifeKnut66

    491
    Apr 30, 2010
    Can you please send me an email or pm about making one of these rigs for me? I really like it, great design!
     
  10. sweet

    sweet

    Nov 11, 1999
    Has anyone got their hands on the new Condor Tapanga machete?

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  11. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I've got a couple on the way. I can't wait to see them in-person! It's next to impossible to track down a reliable source for that pattern--Martindale makes a few, but no one ever seems to have them. Other than that the ones I've been able to find have all been Chinese in manufacture. Yours is a Diamond brand, isn't it?
     
  12. EMT_Lee

    EMT_Lee

    Feb 6, 2009
    Here's a few of my favorite users...

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  13. foxx

    foxx

    Sep 5, 2010
    So, Lee do you think the BRK/Ontario mod machete is worth the $$$? I bet the handle scales are the best part, nice sheath as well.
     
  14. EMT_Lee

    EMT_Lee

    Feb 6, 2009
    I think it's worth the money. It's very compact, and capable. I love mine, and would recommend it to anybody looking for a top-of-the-pile machete. It's also extremely sharp, and the full-convex blade cuts like a dream. Taking the sheath into consideration, it's probably cheaper than the Fiddleback Forge, which are very popular (for good reason).
     
  15. sweet

    sweet

    Nov 11, 1999
    So far we have not been able to find out who the brand name is, I can still make out Made in lovakia on the blade for Czechoslovakia... This is by far my favorite style! With Martindale also making them I'm either late or broke when one pops up on ebay... Ya gotta post up photos when yours come in !
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  16. crazyengineer

    crazyengineer

    Apr 2, 2011
    out of curiosity, how much did you charge for this if you dont mind me asking?
     
  17. crazyengineer

    crazyengineer

    Apr 2, 2011

    who makes the narrow machete that is in your pics (3rd from the right on the first pic)
     
  18. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    If it's the one I think you're talking about (3rd from the left or second from the right in the first pic) it's a Bark River.
     
  19. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006

    That's a Bark River Northwind.


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    Big Mike
     
  20. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Yeah, the name was on the tip of my tongue. I remembered it was a Barkie at least! :D
     

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