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  • Buggyout
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    Sorry that traditional Gurkha link is here:

    Tora Blades Are The Leading UK Supplier of Authentic and Quality Kukri.

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  • Buggyout
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    Cold Steel is the cat's meow, however..... The one I have (Had) and listed in this topic is cheap cheap cheap. That's the only reason they can sell it for $25ish. Now, Cold Steel does make awesomesauce Gurkha, you'll just be paying out your backside for them.

    If you are hard set on a REAL Gurkha, Go here......

    Cold Steel’s Gurkha Kukri was inspired by Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson's close association with Dr. Maung Gyi, chief instructor of the American Bando Association - and it still bears their insignia to this day.

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  • Silversmith45
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    In my collection I have the Esee Junglas, the Kershaw Camp 10 and a Cold Steel Smatchet. I had a SOG Kukri but I never liked the feel of it and gave it away. The best machete that I ever had was made by Martin. I loaned it to a friend and he went off and left it at a camp site. I have never been able to find asnother one.

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  • Archer
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    Looking at both of those - the lines and the price of the Cold Steel look best to me.

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  • jeager
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    https://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/11

    http://www.coldsteel.com/royal-kukri-machete.html


    I like these two.
    Gonna get me one.
    I had a Cold Steel brand and it went with me to Canada several times on bear hunting
    trips.
    Skinned a black bear with one.
    Ahhhhhhhhhh, I did shoot if first though.:D
    Last edited by Diesel; 04-09-2017, 07:16 AM.

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  • dalewick
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    Originally posted by lalakai View Post
    I'll second the machetes from the Philippines. Made from leaf springs, thick, holding a good edge. I had 3 custom made when I was there and they are still my favorites bar none. Some friends go back there to visit and they always bring me more back; I use them as b-day and xmas presents.
    I got 2 while I was in the PI. Still have one and use it in the woods when I need. I've thought about trying to make one out of stainless and put micarta handles on it. Those are good friends to bring you back machetes from PI. Do they still make the wood sheaths for them or have they switched to leather or kydex more?

    Dale

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  • lalakai
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    Originally posted by dalewick View Post
    Still using my Bolo from the Philippines (J.E.S.T. School) after 30 years. Still sharp enough to slice bamboo or a leg off.

    Still can't get pictures to post.
    I'll second the machetes from the Philippines. Made from leaf springs, thick, holding a good edge. I had 3 custom made when I was there and they are still my favorites bar none. Some friends go back there to visit and they always bring me more back; I use them as b-day and xmas presents.

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  • CountryGuy
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    Originally posted by JensB View Post
    I think Tramontina machetes are head and shoulders above every other brand I've encountered. Other machetes are almost always made with extremely shitty steel and about 4 times thicker than they have a right to be.

    I use a 24 inch one that has a blade that's probably under 2 millimeters thick and sharp enough to shave with. I can cut through a 2 inch branch with a single stroke and cut down a tree as thick as my thigh in a couple minutes. US made machetes are often more expensive and just amazingly inferior tools.

    http://www.survival-pax.com/Tramonti...d-Machete.html

    Hey can you share of a pic of your machete and how you have it sheathed?

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  • JensB
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    I think Tramontina machetes are head and shoulders above every other brand I've encountered. Other machetes are almost always made with extremely shitty steel and about 4 times thicker than they have a right to be.

    I use a 24 inch one that has a blade that's probably under 2 millimeters thick and sharp enough to shave with. I can cut through a 2 inch branch with a single stroke and cut down a tree as thick as my thigh in a couple minutes. US made machetes are often more expensive and just amazingly inferior tools.

    http://www.survival-pax.com/Tramonti...d-Machete.html

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  • kaz
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    they are great machetes. {j.e.s.t.}. i lost mine overboard while fishing. ill try to find a pic of that particular type of machete to post for you.Click image for larger version

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  • dalewick
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    Still using my Bolo from the Philippines (J.E.S.T. School) after 30 years. Still sharp enough to slice bamboo or a leg off.

    Still can't get pictures to post.

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  • kaz
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    got a new one today. i love my k bar kukri, i had a phillipine jungle bolo when i went to j.e.s.t. school . thought it was the best machete ever. but this one, man oh man, it feels awesome, its big, its sharp, i really like the balance.big ole hacking machete.from Thailand. hand forged from a old leaf spring.Click image for larger version

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  • Paratrooper89
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    well I put an edge on it and haven't really chopped any wood yet, but it sure made easy work of the ribs and backbone of the hog I shot tonight.

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  • Aldo
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    Originally posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    I like the ESEE junglas Machete
    Very cool...the I've never held a Junglas, lots of folks love them.

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  • ssmtbracer
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    I like the ESEE junglas Machete

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