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Title: Recommendation for brush knife/machete
Post by: Thegoblinchief on February 16, 2015, 11:56:00 AM
Anyone have a manufacturer of a general purpose blade to cut tall grass, weeds, thin canes, etc?

Once I have a larger homestead to maintain, I will get a scythe, but on my current property it's overkill.

Thoughts? I'd want a BIFL level item ideally.

Cold Steel has a good reputation, so maybe this:

http://www.coldsteel.com/Product/97BWM12S/BOWIE_MACHETE.aspx
Title: Re: Recommendation for brush knife/machete
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 16, 2015, 12:31:17 PM
I bought a Condor machete for my current job. It has a solid, heavy feel to it, the handle is wood, not plastic, and the blade is sharp, high quality steel.

But fuck machetes bro. You can get a brush axe for the same amount of money, and for clearing underbrush, thorns, stuff like that? It's sooo much better. Have you ever tried to chop down a tangle of thorns with a machete? The way I see it, brush axes do tough chopping jobs better than machetes, and for easy stuff, why not just use a hedge trimmer or something?

I got the Truper brush axe off Amazon. It's heavier than the other brush axes I've seen, with a larger blade. It has the 40" handle though, so you can stay out of the shit.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31qBHayxAtL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Recommendation for brush knife/machete
Post by: shusherstache on February 16, 2015, 01:21:30 PM
DH has a brushaxe, and by god does he love the thing.  I figure it can really scare intruders, at any rate.
Title: Re: Recommendation for brush knife/machete
Post by: Capsu78 on February 16, 2015, 04:10:56 PM
You at least should research this one- made in USA and a fantastic history:

https://www.woodmanspal.com/

That being said, I don't use mine much because I don't have much brush to clear.

Review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxURtKB_fvk