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Machetes

Discussion in 'Knives, Axes, Hatchets and Machetes' started by Rossignol, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. fellmann

    fellmann .270 WIN Supporter

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    Direct from my prepper stash ;) They are in que for small modifications such as round the edges on the handle a bit with sandpaper and fine tune the sharpening of the blade.

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    IMHO the best machete for the money

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  2. Djcala

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    I,like the geometry of those blades, they should take a good edge. We run across south American machetes often the sheaths are usually poo poo but easily remedied
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  3. fellmann

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    Yeah.. these are the basic ones that came along with the machetes. I have planned to make cheats ( inner sheat in kydex with outer in some fabric ) but as with many other things, takes some time to get started and finish :D
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  4. fellmann

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    Here is a good video about sharpening.
    He just happen to have Tramontina Bolos ;) Check out his channel for more about machetes

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  5. nitesite

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  6. John A.

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

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    Will it get rid of kudzu and keep it from coming back?
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    Ha ha ha !


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  8. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    You need cattle for that my friend!
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  9. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    I've never dealt with kudzu personally, I understand it's pretty invasive. I can only figure it's like Mulberry for us. Nearly impossible to kill a mulberry tree and it not come back.

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  10. John A.

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    kudzu is awful. Be grateful that you have no experience.

    You can kill it with a bulldozer and fire. But their root will often be longer underground than what you can see above ground.

    What's wrong with mulberry tree's? I have one near my cabin. It's not very big though. Maybe 6 foot tall. I know very little about them.
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  11. dieselmudder

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    Around here, (central Indiana) they are very invasive. Easily spread through bird $hit. And will grow in anything, and grow fast. Also hard to kill, either have to dig down and get all the roots, or use a strong vegetation killer. I'm always getting them popping up around the foundation of the houses. And barns.

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  12. John A.

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    Are mulberries good to eat?

    If not, I have a small one that I'll need to get rid of.
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  13. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Yeah, they're not bad. Usually get a part of the stem with the berry. I've heard lots of people making pies, jellies, etc. with them. Like raspberries or blackberries. I never eat more than a handful at a time or so.

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  14. meanstreak

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    They are good to eat, check carefully for bugs. I had one 40 years ago. To me the pros (berries), did not outweigh the cons ( birds, especially bluejays,) eat em and leave a mess everywhere, and the trees themselves grow to be a gnarly mess.

    I'd remove it and plant blackberries or blueberries.

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