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Axes and Hatchets and Machetes rule my life...

Discussion in 'Knives, Axes, Hatchets and Machetes' started by nitesite, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 20g Premier Member

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    I was homeless for 6 years from 2001 to 2007. 6 months of that I spent in Norfolk, VA. I think I liked that better than most any other place I stopped over at. That's where I got introduced to Calamari and crawdads.
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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Got some new toys I need to refinish....

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    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I wonder what the square hole is for....
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  5. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Linemans hatchet, pretty cool lookin. Pole bolts I believe, old school stuff
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Very good Djcala. Spot on with that.

    Ripjack, if you get rid of that one, I call dibs. I wish I had a dollar for every bolt I've put in and taken out. Admittedly never with a hatchet though. But I still love it.

    Here's the clamps and bolts:
    https://www.linemen-tools.com/category_s/583.htm



    I'd probably fix it up and give it to my oldest son. He's in Texas right now building new lines.



    Here's a little bit of trivia a lot of people don't know, but the shape of electric poles is not by accident. It's deliberate.


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  7. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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  8. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  9. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Added a really good blade to the stable last month, I was at the GABC Trade blanket weekend and saw the Lt Wright Overland Machete its 19.5 oal, with 12.5 being blade, the handle is nice long lots of purchase option wrapped in canvas micarta. 1075carbon with his own patina method, about 2mm thick and weighs in at 20oz. Takes a beating and has held a good edge. Great balance etc...just a really good choice for machete/large knife. Ive had the esee Jungles before great tool but darn heavy this LT Wright is just about in the sweet spot for size weight multitool. They call ut machete that doubles as large knife , I say its a large knife that works as a machete ??? 1106191212.jpg 1106191212a.jpg
  10. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    The machete/knife looks nice and the handle looks cool, but does the handle really feel ok in the hand ?
  11. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Its amazing actually, have used a good bit clearing quick shooting lines and some camp wood. No hot spots no blisters, LT WRIGHT makes quality, I have one of his knives also the large "pouter"
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  12. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    Alright * thumbs up *
  13. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I had a mishap with my machete the other day, and I had just got done sharpening it.
    Uh oh....

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    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  15. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    6 stitches later, I'm good to go...


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  16. Bobster

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    We need details, please... ;) Not of the repair, but of the actions resulting in the carnage. Looks likes a decent fix, hopefully no nerve or tendon damage. :eek: :(

    I got a cut like that when I was a teen working in a kitchen. Wiped a french knife against my thigh a little more obtusely than I should have. :eek: Quickly bled red through my whites but 10 bandaids later I was back on the line slinging slop... :D I kept the blood-stained pants on through my shift to both shock and awe the waitresses... :)

    PS: this is only about 1.5" long but happened about 35 years ago. Haven't thought about it in years. Next thing you know we'll be reenacting that shark bite scene from Jaws! :D Let's drink to our legs! :D VIDEO

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  17. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Ripjack, you know us guys here are generally supportive of each other so I gotta say:

    It looks like you have mastered the process of sharpening your blades.

    Good job on that :thumbsup:

    :cheers:

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    You're :welcome:
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  18. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    On the downswing, I must have chopped into my leg. I actually had just sharpened it, so it was super sharp. I didn't even realize I did it till Michele said something....
    Did I finish the job like most bull-headed men of yesteryear or realize medical needs as priority?
    I did not. I certainly was going to, but the wife and grandkid saw it and freaked out.
    **Is that blood on your leg?!! Come here, pull up your pants so I can see that.
    OMG!! Marc! what did you do?
    * I don't know. Yep, that's blood.
    ***Pepere! You have a hole in your leg!!!
    **Let's go....
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  19. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Made me cringe just seeing the middle pic.
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  20. Bobster

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    I should clarify that that was the shark bite SCAR COMPARISON scene from Jaws. The movie is FULL of "shark bite scenes"... :D
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