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    I've been looking for a Machete under 24". I usually find the generic walmart "deflected by the air its in" machete. I want something that is built to last. Any suggestions?

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    Spec-Plus...very solid....
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    • #3
      Other alternatives, Gerber gator Jr, cold steel kukra.

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      • #4
        you could just buy a decent one and cut it down....
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        • #5
          http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/36808-1.html

          http://cgi.ebay.com/WWII-HAND-FORGED...item3f09b4cd8a

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          • #6
            Well, I have bought and am very happy with the Gerber Parang. The blade is pretty heavy in the end and the curvature provides a ton of cutting power. Holds a good edge even after pretty heavy use and is easy to sharpen back up. The lanyard was replaced right out of the package with some 550 paracord. The original lanyard was crimped together and less than satisfactory. Pretty well balanced over all and the handle provides enough shock absorption that your hand isn't knumb and tingly after an hour ot two of chopping. Thanks for the help! Todd

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            • #7
              Look for the old medical corp knives, it is really a heavy ended machete, I have seen them at gunshows for anywhere from $75.oo to $250.00 bucks. They are generally indestructable ,down side is they are heavy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Echo2 View Post


                Spec-Plus...very solid....
                You are right. I have an Ontario SP-10 and I have really put it through a work out since this photo with no issues at all. I just don't care for the sheath it comes with though so I had a kydex one made.

                Spec-Plus are VERY solid no doubt!

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                • #9
                  I have an Ontario. It's 23" overall.. Has the knuckle buster grip. Nothing special, but it is a little heavier than most machete's. Makes quick work of sapplings and brush.

                  The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rapiddagger View Post
                    Look for the old medical corp knives, it is really a heavy ended machete, I have seen them at gunshows for anywhere from $75.oo to $250.00 bucks. They are generally indestructable ,down side is they are heavy.
                    If you get a chance please post some pictures...I'm very curious.

                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      ok, obviously I am not a machete expert, at all.. but my question is this, what about these Marbles machetes? They are obviously really inexpensive. How is quality? Would you recommend to a lady that does not use one, often? I was also looking at a SOG, um, 13inch I believe not too long ago.. I would like to have one, as well as a small ax or hatched for myself...Now, my husband has his opinions, and I value them, and respect them greatly! However, I am trying to learn things a little for myself, just to feel like I am applying myself.. lol.. he gets a kick out of me speaking about gear with a little knowledge.. comments appreciated.
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                      • #12
                        For a small machete I like KA-BAR's Kukri and Cutlass.


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                        • #13
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ID:	184586 This is a Corpsmans knife, although it says on the blade USMC it does not mean what you think. IT is actually United States Medical Corps, and was carried by Corpsman and medics through out WWII. I have that I have used for years,it thinks it is an axe or hatchet.;)

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                          • #14
                            RapidDagger,

                            That's a hefty looking blade. It almost looks as though the blade carrys an edge all the way around the tip and 1/4 of the way back down the spine?
                            Am I seeing things or is that the case?
                            Looks very simple and very efffective.
                            Thanks for posting a pic!
                            The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                            • #15
                              It is actually made that Slowz1K and the spine is roughly just under 1/4 inch thick. It is a substantial peice of steel.

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