Lets See thoses MACHETE'S

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

  1. Duzzy

    Duzzy

    468
    Sep 1, 2009
    The machete in the bottom right hand corner, above the red bladed machete, is the chunk in the blade intentional? Or is it just a chunk out of the blade?
     
  2. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    Thats an Ontario that lost to a tree. Heat treat.
     
  3. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Mad props for doing the research! I was always surprised that there wasn't any published literature on machetes and related tools other than that ONE book just on Collins machetes, and that really raised more questions for me than it answered. :thumbup:
     
  4. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    there are a few, they just are unprinted now, and a few are in spanish and german.
     
  5. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Neither of which I speak! :D

    It's sort of like trying to research Indo-Persian arms and armor, which are a favorite of mine. There are very few books in English on the subject, so I'm glad the few that DO exist are pretty comprehensive and provide cultural context. Even though you didn't want political information to be a focal point of your book, I bet it's really important to know! :thumbup:
     
  6. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    I left about 10-15 out I think, in various cars and places around the house, but I defintley forgot this little enigmatic critter. Its what happens when you over-think cutting with a machete. Hence the name- Engineer's machete!
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  7. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Just out of curiosity, what are the characteristics of it that you find negative? I've always thought it was an interesting design, but have never had the chance to handle one, so I don't know how it would feel or perform.
     
  8. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    Everyone says that unless they handle one.

    2.5 lbs
     
  9. Mike Slayer

    Mike Slayer

    132
    Oct 22, 2010
    I have one of those Engineers machete as well. It's more like a big knife than machete. Too thick and heavy.
     
  10. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    I want it.
     
  11. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Do you think the pattern would perform well if thinned out, or are there things about the extreme curvature/angle of offset from the handle that make it weird or awkward to use?
     
  12. Mike Slayer

    Mike Slayer

    132
    Oct 22, 2010
    Looks like it would cleave through something like a Khukri rather than a parang. I might need to get mine out and talk to a Knife maker friend of mine and see if he can do something in that pattern. Might need some changes or might not. It would be a interesting project though.
     
  13. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    You'll have to find out in 2012.
     
  14. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    :D:thumbup:
     
  15. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    Don't thin it out too much. I like blades with a bit of heft to them.
     
  16. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    It has a 15 inch long blade, and weighs 2 lbs 7 oz ounces
    my 15 " wetterlings weighs 1lb, 15oz
    I love machetes...but I'm just saying...
     
  17. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    Get rid of those 7 ounces from somewhere and it'd be perfect.
     
  18. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Wow--what were those engineers doing with those? :eek:
     
  19. Mike Slayer

    Mike Slayer

    132
    Oct 22, 2010
    If I can find my engineers machete in storage, anybody that wants to try it out is welcome too.
     
  20. Pham

    Pham

    2
    Jun 5, 2011
    Hi all,

    i'm Pham, from Vietnamese. I have one which i use in rain forest. and it's really effective in my trips go in to rain forest with dense vines.

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    And a small knife i carried on on the strap of my backpack, it lie on my shoulder.

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    ...!!!
     

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