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machete whats the best on the market

mudwizermudwizer Posts: 78 Deckhand
Iam looking to buy the best, sharpest, strongest ,sawblade . possible wood handle 20 inches in overall length.
i want to use it to wack pythons heads off with one hit them nasty snakes are everywere what you all using
thanks
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  • mudwizermudwizer Posts: 78 Deckhand
    I am also thinking about making one out of a leaf spring. it will have some weight and you could sharpen it to shave a frogs a$$
    just a thought.
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,223 AG
    Ask a Cuban
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,077 Admiral
    Machetty keel's
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,872 Admiral
    rock_fish wrote: »
    Ask a Cuban

    Or Danny Trejo.
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,826 AG
    1) Ontario Knife, US issue type machetes are strongest, many are 23" overall length & hard to beat at under $30.
    2) Collins Legitimus, US issue type machetes are very good.
    3) Tramontina machete, good general use, will whack head off any snake you've got.

    Vintage genuine US issue Ontario Knife & Collins Legitimus machetes are collectible.

    The sharpest machete is a matter of owner's skill with stone.
  • rysherrysher Posts: 381 Deckhand
    combat grade ginunting (filipino term) or machete.
    CPM 3V steel is the strongest impact-resistant steel available for a combat blade of this design. This Ginunting is perfectly balanced and undergoes a professional eight (8) step tempering process. The handle is secured to the full tang with stainless steel screws ground smooth and protected by a nickel silver guard. The Blade is 18.5 inches long with a 4 inch top edge and 5/32 in width. The long cutting edge is a traditional one-side chisel grind (double grind available, please inquire). Customized handle material (hardwood and sandblasted Micarta are displayed in photos)

    HiRes_Ginunting.jpg
  • GermGerm Posts: 1,704 Captain
    that does look pretty bad ***
  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 7,444 Admiral
    Is it common meet pythons in Florida ?
    I hear about this invasion but the media, as usual, probably doesn't give a real feel of the situation.
    Massimo (former Ballak) - Please, be patient for my English
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    No hope in herd immunity although we don't miss the sheep
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  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage USA, USA, USAPosts: 13,014 AG
    Gerber, steel is plenty good enough to get razor sharp and hold that edge through several python beheadings. Has sawback, which needs to be sharpened and set correctly when you get it, but then will hold up nicely.

    Under $30.

    http://www.machetespecialists.com/
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,946 Admin
    I have a Gerber I got at Gander. I can't imagine needing more.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Ballak wrote: »
    Is it common meet pythons in Florida ?
    I hear about this invasion but the media, as usual, probably doesn't give a real feel of the situation.

    yes, they are disrupting the food chain
  • mudwizermudwizer Posts: 78 Deckhand
    I looked at a Gerber .The one i looked at was kinda short. Ill go to bass pro to see what they have after christmas shoping is over
  • hatcityhatcity Stuart,FLPosts: 3,446 Captain
    Got a truck spring or two here if ya want
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage USA, USA, USAPosts: 13,014 AG
    mudwizer wrote: »
    I looked at a Gerber .The one i looked at was kinda short. Ill go to bass pro to see what they have after christmas shoping is over

    They make a short and a long. I have the long.
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • RedhunterRedhunter Posts: 435 Deckhand
    The best machetes I ever got were from Guatemala. We knew a guy who would go down and live there for six months out of the year. Every year he would come back with a dozen. They were 24" blades and had great steal in them. They had always had the right weight in the tip and never had one snap while cutting line. I would not get a wood handle however. Once your hand gets wet the handle will get slippery. Although we have one of our guys who found a 26" blade and I liked the feel of it. It has a wood handle and he did something to it which makes it not so slick when wet. I will see what type it is.

    I think you would be happier with a 24 or 26" blade. Do not sharpen it all the way down. leave about 6 to 8" from the handle blount and dull. That way if you hand slips down the blade for any reason you woun't cut your fingers off.
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    back when I was in a chain gang, we used a tool called a brush ax.

    Its about three feet o/a. The blade is around one foot long by four and has a hook on the rounded tip.

    Also a wood handle.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,313 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    back when I was in a chain gang, we used a tool called a brush ax.
    Its about three feet o/a. The blade is around one foot long by four and has a hook on the rounded tip.
    Also a wood handle.

    That's what I keep at our place in Carrabelle. The one I have is around 4' overall length the blade is around 16" long x 6" wide and has a hook on the rounded tip like popeye said. They are good for killing snakes around the pond, cutting down palmettos & it will even chop down small trees & bushes. I bought mine at Lowe's about 13 yrs. ago.
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    it will chop a lot of things
  • RedhunterRedhunter Posts: 435 Deckhand
    Popeye wrote: »
    it will chop a lot of things

    and wear your ACE out. I will take a machete any day of the week and cut twice as much.
  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,286 Officer
    Cold steel:
    http://www.coldsteel.com/Category/5_1/Machetes.aspx
    I've got the bowie style in a longer version of the one shown on the page that they discontinued, they are very nice.. not like those thin flimsy things from the hardware store. Its got some beef to it and a beautiful bevel / edge that with a few strokes of a diamond stone can be made to shave with
    "FISHUNTR"- 2012 20' Pathfinder, Yamaha F150, HDS gen 3 9T
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,223 AG
    I have a machete I got from an old employer that was throwing it away. Couldnt tell you who makes it, but the handle is fully enclosed and its longer than most. Good weight, and a more squared than round blade. I will see if I can figure it out, its a good one
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,758 Admiral
    Redhunter wrote: »
    and wear your ACE out. I will take a machete any day of the week and cut twice as much.

    A razor sharp bush axe is much better than a machete. If it is good and sharp, the weight will do the work for you.
    From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned bobcat!
  • Finger MulletFinger Mullet Posts: 3,852 Officer
    FISHHUNTR wrote: »
    Cold steel:
    http://www.coldsteel.com/Category/5_1/Machetes.aspx
    I've got the bowie style in a longer version of the one shown on the page that they discontinued, they are very nice.. not like those thin flimsy things from the hardware store. Its got some beef to it and a beautiful bevel / edge that with a few strokes of a diamond stone can be made to shave with

    lol, cold steel is fine for a pos banana leaf cutter, want a real bad azze machete get a ginunting by TFW it will last several generations just sayin http://traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/Ginunting.html
  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 7,444 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    yes, they are disrupting the food chain
    Should be fed with chopped bodies of morons who have released them
    Massimo (former Ballak) - Please, be patient for my English
    ********************************************************************************************************************************
    I'm typing keeping close my "pasta hole"!
    Political correctness is a mental disease that can put you in slavery. The only cure is to turn on the brain.
    No hope in herd immunity although we don't miss the sheep
    Vulgus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur
  • DaBudDawgDaBudDawg Posts: 168 Deckhand
    Ask any Surveyor.
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 957 Officer
    kodiakzach wrote: »
    Machete_Kills.jpg

    Man that was a horrible movie.
    Survival is not mandatory.....
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,223 AG
    I got 15 minutes into it and turned it off. Atrocious
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • fishstickerfishsticker Posts: 500 Deckhand
    I have this. Ive put it through hell and has held up. http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Gear/Survival-Series-Parang_31-002289
    "Those that give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve neither."
    Benjamin Franklin
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