New knife idea - Folding Machete

Discussion in 'DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tools' started by cukros1, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. cukros1


    Aug 16, 2006
    Hi RYP and Team,

    How about a folding machete to round out the knife range. This could use the locking mechanism that is in the Hest folder. The best design was done by the Airforce in WWII as the Folding Survival Machete using an Indonesian Kwalang style with a rounded handle that lets the knife do the work with a quick wrist action from the user.
    This folding design would follow RYPs minimalist packing style and would not look so scary that customs sighting it would immediately bring on the latex gloves.....

    (Pic curtesy of

    I use mine and have taken it across some scary borders without a hick-up so I can vouch for the design.

    So how about it ?
  2. RYP


    Jul 11, 2009
    that would look sweet coupled with our collapsable RPG and inflatable Jeep!. I am pretty sure that customs would like to look at that. My advice (as always) is to not carry a machete but pick one up in the country you arrive in They sell them along with other agriculture implements.
  3. SpookyDriver


    Dec 10, 2010
    This is very true. I spent quite a bit of time on TDY in various parts of Africa, SE Asia and S America. You could buy a decent machete in virtually any village for less than the price of a McDonald's Happy Meal in the USA.
  4. 333rm


    Oct 17, 2009
    LMAO! I never would of thought that a folding machete would of existed, but I was wrong. The finny thing is, on the ESEE forum not long ago there was a thread about a folding machete someone said Jeff should make with some pretty good photoshop pics. Like the blade folding in half and being held together by duct tape, a door hinge, all types of crazy shit! Come to realize there actually is a real one. WOW, I love it!!
  5. DH1


    Nov 8, 2006
    I woulden't feel comfortable wacking stuff with a collapsable machete.
  6. mollyhatchet


    Jun 15, 2009
    333rm, Case made a folding machete, not sure when.
  7. drillsgt71


    Dec 1, 2010
    I saw/held one of these years ago in a real Army/Navy store. Looks real different but, I felt it would be more dangerous to the user than anything else and passed on buying it.
  8. fixer

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    Mar 9, 2000
    looking forward to the specs and pre-order on the RPG and Jeep!:D
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