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Machete #8103365 12/25/20 10:58 PM
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What’s your go to machete? Last trip to the ranch we had to track a buck that I shot. Going through all the brush made me realize I could have used a good machete to clear some brush out of my way.

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Cold Steel latin machete
I have 2 that I've nearly wore out.
I also have a Collins that had the black
paper tag, and an Ontario, but neither one
does as good all around job as the Cold Steel.
I have one at the farm for briars and such,
and one in town for the bushes out along
the alley. Seldom needs a touch up while
using

Unfortunately, I understand that Cold Steel
has been sold, so they may not offer the
machetes any more. They made a gazillion
and a half of them so they should be for
sale at different places for a while

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https://www.amazon.com/Tramontina-TT1018-Machete-Wood-Sword/dp/B00367P3TC

Inexpensive, very good quality, rugged. I use a machete hard (you can't be without one in Deep East Texas) and these hold up. Made in Brazil (where they know machetes).

DO be careful with them though. I was cutting a trail a little too fast and swung a bit too hard on a 2" pine sapling. Went through it like butter and managed to chop my shin with it.

Completely soaked one rag, changed it out for a second when I took this pic.

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I use them

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I made the mistake once of buying a cheap machete. In no time, the blade was bent. I ten bought a Tops machete. It's very sturdy. Looks to be out of stock everywhere though. https://www.topsknives.com/machete-230

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Could always get a lawn mower blade like Carl on Sling Blade


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I have one that is older than I am and I just turned 75 first week of Dec. The blade says U.S. ARMY on it. It does have some good steel.







Re: Machete [Re: flintknapper] #8105657 12/28/20 04:54 PM
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I have had a Ka Bar Kukri for about to years now.
Originally Posted by flintknapper
https://www.amazon.com/Tramontina-TT1018-Machete-Wood-Sword/dp/B00367P3TC

Inexpensive, very good quality, rugged. I use a machete hard (you can't be without one in Deep East Texas) and these hold up. Made in Brazil (where they know machetes).

DO be careful with them though. I was cutting a trail a little too fast and swung a bit too hard on a 2" pine sapling. Went through it like butter and managed to chop my shin with it.

Completely soaked one rag, changed it out for a second when I took this pic.

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I have had a Ka Bar Kukri for about ten years now. It works great for trimming limbs, cleaning pigs, splitting deer sternums etc. I agree with the above post, almost lost a finger cutting marshmello sticks for the kids one night and did probably the same thing to my leg as he did in the pic above trimming brush at the river. Got off balance on the bank, swung a little hard and it with through the sapling I was chopping and right into the top of my left shin. Luckily our resident self taught wanna be ER trauma tech (LG) had a suture kit and put a few in me. Crisis averted and still had time to dove hunt that afternoon.

I run it through the Work Sharp occasionally, beats the snot out of the cheap GI type ones they sell at most places.

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Cold steel was sold yes but will continue to do business as usual. they are now located here in DFW

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Originally Posted by Tblack032
Cold steel was sold yes but will continue to do business as usual. they are now located here in DFW


Or everyone hopes they continue as normal. I have heard nobody with a positive prediction about their future, everyone is worried they are going to end up going downhill in quality. Hopefully they are wrong

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depends on who they were bought out by, hope fully no Asians


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
https://www.amazon.com/Tramontina-TT1018-Machete-Wood-Sword/dp/B00367P3TC

Inexpensive, very good quality, rugged. I use a machete hard (you can't be without one in Deep East Texas) and these hold up. Made in Brazil (where they know machetes).

DO be careful with them though. I was cutting a trail a little too fast and swung a bit too hard on a 2" pine sapling. Went through it like butter and managed to chop my shin with it.

Completely soaked one rag, changed it out for a second when I took this pic.

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Got one at the lake house. Truly a beast. The Marbles sheath fits like a glove.


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I work with the company who acquired Cold Steel. We have no intention in letting quality slip. We are innovative and will be coming out with other great designs

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Originally Posted by Tblack032
I work with the company who acquired Cold Steel. We have no intention in letting quality slip. We are innovative and will be coming out with other great designs


Hopefully this will be the way things are.
Unfortunately, at most all companies in the United States
now the accounting department runs the show instead
of people with practical experience and knowledge of
the particular product or service.
I've seen many times in many various areas where
somebody with a few business degrees let a previously
successful company swirl down the toilet because
they tried to run things the way they learned in school,
but had none of the practical knowledge needed to
run things and keep a formerly successful business at
the top of the heap. Every successful business I've
ever dealt with had people at the helm that knew
everything about that business top to bottom
inside and out and could step in and do any job in
the whole place. That's why there's so many out of
business and under new management signs
everywhere you go these days.

Good luck with it

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Originally Posted by Tblack032
I work with the company who acquired Cold Steel. We have no intention in letting quality slip. We are innovative and will be coming out with other great designs


I hope so. The knife community is pretty worried about it. Lynn Thompson was a colorful character but the man built a great company and Andrew Demko is a huge reason people love Cold Steel. I think most are worried he will leave and the great designs from them will cease and production will get moved to somewhere else.

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I agree but that is not the case with our company. We have a great track record of acquiring companies and building them to what they are today. Check out all our brands. Gsmoutdoors.com

We appreciate all the support and if anyone has any issues let me know. I can help out

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