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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2018, 08:54:54 AM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #101 on: January 14, 2018, 10:53:13 AM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.
I couldn't help, but notice the glaring absence of the ubiquitous CORN KNIFE in that list. 8)
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2018, 11:01:02 AM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.

Machete - phile?!?!   You make it sound so... dirty.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2018, 11:56:59 AM »
Going afield with a single sharp beats two dulls most times.
 It's more of a mental health exercise to help focus in on what is really important, and even at that pretty hard to do.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2018, 12:06:21 PM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.
I couldn't help, but notice the glaring absence of the ubiquitous CORN KNIFE in that list. 8)
LOL! It's only ubiquitous in Corn Country. But I fished, hunted and camped in Nebraska for 4 years and never saw one. :shrug:
I'm guessing it would fall under the "kukuri, etc." category.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #105 on: January 14, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.

Machete - phile?!?!   You make it sound so... dirty.
I had to distinguish between those who favor the machete, and the machetephobic people. ;)
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2018, 12:10:22 PM »
somehow,  I just can't buy into the "just one blade" silliness.   I have never, EVER gone afield with a single sharp.
Agreed. I believe nearly every machete-phile still carries a small belt knife, or folder. I know I do.
I think the gist of this discussion has to do with machete vs. hatchet vs. ax vs. kukuri, etc.
I couldn't help, but notice the glaring absence of the ubiquitous CORN KNIFE in that list. 8)
LOL! It's only ubiquitous in Corn Country. But I fished, hunted and camped in Nebraska for 4 years and never saw one. :shrug:
I'm guessing it would fall under the "kukuri, etc." category.


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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #107 on: January 16, 2018, 04:50:44 PM »
Now THIS brings back memories! What great discussions we had! And I was always right, too... ;)

It's interesting to see this thread again.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #108 on: January 16, 2018, 06:18:20 PM »
Nice to see a post from you Kanukkarhu.  You been gone awhile I think.
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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #109 on: January 16, 2018, 08:49:21 PM »
Nice to see a post from you Kanukkarhu.  You been gone awhile I think.
Thanks. I've been lurking... checking in when I have time. Trying to get back into things... it's harder to do than one might think.

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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2018, 07:25:39 AM »
If you look at machetes there are a lot of variations on that theme, they are definitely use oriented.  I have a long Gerber, with the saw teeth on the back of the blade that is pretty useful. 

 

The problem with this length is that if you cut enough heavy wooden material, it sets up a vibration in the blade which will work harden the metal and cause it to break at the vibration node. The long blade works very well for cutting grasses, weeds, thistles and that sort of thing.  If you are cutting a lot of heavy stuff then something more like this will work better..

As with anything else..the right tool for the job..

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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2018, 12:06:08 AM »
If you look at machetes there are a lot of variations on that theme, they are definitely use oriented.  I have a long Gerber, with the saw teeth on the back of the blade that is pretty useful. 

 

The problem with this length is that if you cut enough heavy wooden material, it sets up a vibration in the blade which will work harden the metal and cause it to break at the vibration node. The long blade works very well for cutting grasses, weeds, thistles and that sort of thing.  If you are cutting a lot of heavy stuff then something more like this will work better..

As with anything else..the right tool for the job..

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Re: Just one edge...a Machete??
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2018, 06:58:11 AM »
OP

No joke I have cut trees with a 12 ga. I needed to take the top out of a tree one time and I had a surplus of old buck shot that I wanted to use up..at the moment it was the right tool for the job.