Whats the best machetes you can find online? Im thinking about getting an Ontario 18

What’s the best machetes you can find online? I’m thinking about getting an Ontario 18’

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, pull down your pants.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got myself the old congo hand chopper 9000. Only 14 inches but rad as hell. I carry it to "clear brush" if anyone asks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you use it for cleaning vegetation the whole blade will get dark, no one will believe you with a blade like that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Finally an anon itt that knows his shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sir please, use wood handled tools.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ontarios are either really decent or really shitty depending on what you want to do/cut with it. ill just say this now an ontario is not the same as a normal latin machete of that size and length. because they are 2-3 times thicker. this makes them handle like shit if you are used to a standard machete. at the same time that mass makes them more rigid.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >18'
    Jesus that's one hell of a machete. What would you do with something that big? Finish off what King Leopold started and disarm the entirety of The Congo?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    consider the Condor Australian Army

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Machetes are disposable so no point in overspending. Put the money into other gear instead. A fancy machete is like embroidered toilet paper, a false economy where multiple cheap ones serve far better which is why I have them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "Best" machete.

      This

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Machetes are disposable so no point in overspending. Put the money into other gear instead. A fancy machete is like embroidered toilet paper, a false economy where multiple cheap ones serve far better which is why I have them.

        >t. have never used a quality hand tool in their lives

        if you damage it you get it repaired. when it comes to cutting and slashing tools there's no point in wasting your time and energy on shitty garbage.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A totally dog shit one sure, but quality machetes don’t cost a lot.

          >Then thrusting is superior to cutting attacks
          >So if OP wants to engage in combat with it he would be better off with something 'like' a gladius than something 'like' a latin machete.
          Machete can absolutely be used for thrusting cuts, and one with a tip could be used to thrust too.

          If you're actually killing somebody with a machete, the strike is less like a baseball bat swing and more like a punch.

          Even when you’re cutting things bigger than vines and branches, the swing is more like a punch.

          >Machete can absolutely be used for thrusting cuts
          >thrusting cuts
          Okay I have no idea what kind of retard you are but let me explain.
          A thrusting attack with a pointed weapon results in fatality far quicker than a cut with an edged weapon.
          This is why the roman legionnaires had an expression along the lines of "2 inches of tip is better than a whole length of blade"

          You can “pop” people with a machete, outside of cutting off there hands. It will easily get 2”+ penetration with even a fat headed machete. It’s not a straight thrust but idk why you’re pretending to be retarded, it will still cut deep and cut chunks. If you want to stab someone, but don’t want a knife, buy a real arming sword I guess.

          https://i.imgur.com/fZYEOMm.jpg

          I bought my camp 14 specifically because I searched for something to have beside my bed.
          Still kicking myself for not getting the 18 before they were discontinued, alos missed the CS smatchet, which I liked a bot more than their gladius, at least as a more robust design when executed as a machete, alas corpogarden gnomes that bought CS withdrew it from their catalog. All in all there are not many poorfag pseudosword options left, at least in Europe. All you can get now is tacky chinese shit made from dubious stainless steel, that costs 3x the price of old CS and offers gas station tier aesthetics and not much durability, if reviews are to be believed.

          Just buy a gun.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cut deep and cut chunks
            I don't understand why you don't understand what a thrust is. You have lost me.
            All's I have been saying is that a thrust results in death quicker and more often than a cut does.
            Shit man even getting stabbed results in fatality more often than getting shot does, because the blade has a larger surface area and causes more penetrative damage than the bullet does.
            Thrusting attacks are more efficient at causing fatality than cuts and slahses, that's all im saing bruh.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cut deep and cut chunks
            I don't understand why you don't understand what a thrust is. You have lost me.
            All's I have been saying is that a thrust results in death quicker and more often than a cut does.
            Shit man even getting stabbed results in fatality more often than getting shot does, because the blade has a larger surface area and causes more penetrative damage than the bullet does.
            Thrusting attacks are more efficient at causing fatality than cuts and slahses, that's all im saing bruh.

            If you live in states you can get things like pic rel which combines virtues of machetes and to a degree a thrusting sword. Unfortunately importing it to my corner of Europe makes no sense economically, because shipping would be like 150$

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Also has hand protection.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just don't get one of the $5 Ozark walmart ones. Shit steel, shit hollow plastic handle, narrow tang, piss por texture on handle.
    Get a cheap one but get one with a full tang and solid grips.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >18'
    You call that a knife? This is a knife

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mah spoon is too big

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a Condor.
    they are hand made to last for life. QC is top notch and all the materials used in the process are state of the art.

    also they are aesthetic as fuck since they leave the burnt in oil from the hardening process on the blade for corrosion protection.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1075 and wood
      >state of the art
      Dawg I like Condor but what the fuck?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is it possible to have a stainless steel machete for island activities?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but they usually dull quite fast. If you want a stainless which has the same edge retention of a high carbon steel you need to be prepared to spend a lot of money

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You wouldnt want one. Beacuse it would snap at that length. Rust prevention is a meme on a machete you just need to keep the edge maintained and rust free. The rest of the blade could be covered in rust and its fine unless your using for food prep like cutting open coconuts.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure to clean it at the end of the day, keep an eye out for rust spots, maybe consider vaseline if near coast.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guess that depends on what you plan on using the machete for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So here's one I used to own, it's cheap solid and has a unique but useful design.
      Kinda reminds me of greek short sword designs.
      This is a hacking tool.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If your thinking it might see some use on flesh I'd actually recommend something entirely different, that has a greater thrusting capacity, something 'like' the Cold Steel Gladius picrel, I'm sure there are better versions out there but this seems petty darn efficient to me.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >buy this heavier, double-edged dagger that can't be carried anywhere nor used as a tool to clear brush
          >separates wrists from arms worse than a cheap machete
          nah

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You didn't read my post.
            >if your thinking to use it on flesh
            Then thrusting is superior to cutting attacks
            So if OP wants to engage in combat with it he would be better off with something 'like' a gladius than something 'like' a latin machete.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The caveat here being that a machete like tool better designed for combat is less well designed for bush clearing and looks much more aggressive.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Then thrusting is superior to cutting attacks
              >So if OP wants to engage in combat with it he would be better off with something 'like' a gladius than something 'like' a latin machete.
              Machete can absolutely be used for thrusting cuts, and one with a tip could be used to thrust too.

              If you're actually killing somebody with a machete, the strike is less like a baseball bat swing and more like a punch.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Machete can absolutely be used for thrusting cuts
                >thrusting cuts
                Okay I have no idea what kind of retard you are but let me explain.
                A thrusting attack with a pointed weapon results in fatality far quicker than a cut with an edged weapon.
                This is why the roman legionnaires had an expression along the lines of "2 inches of tip is better than a whole length of blade"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/UxYatWp.jpg

              If your thinking it might see some use on flesh I'd actually recommend something entirely different, that has a greater thrusting capacity, something 'like' the Cold Steel Gladius picrel, I'm sure there are better versions out there but this seems petty darn efficient to me.

              One caveat is that CS gladius is, unlike the sword it tries to mimick, made like machete from thin piece of sheet metal - its like 2 or 2,5 mm thick. Which means the needle like point is rather weak and could very well roll if you try to stab something hard. Being light its also lacks the chopping power of the real thing. All in all it can serve as a novelty weapon in a pinch, but I wouldnt expect wonders. Should CS made it thicker, like kershaw camp series which are 5mm, then it would be a wonderful poorfag sword.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure theres a billion better gladius designs out there, but that cs one is servicable for its cheap price. I was more trying to explain the benefit of the design notion than the litral execution of that particular product. But I think you get that and wanted to throw your 2cents of product in, its welcome.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I bought my camp 14 specifically because I searched for something to have beside my bed.
                Still kicking myself for not getting the 18 before they were discontinued, alos missed the CS smatchet, which I liked a bot more than their gladius, at least as a more robust design when executed as a machete, alas corpogarden gnomes that bought CS withdrew it from their catalog. All in all there are not many poorfag pseudosword options left, at least in Europe. All you can get now is tacky chinese shit made from dubious stainless steel, that costs 3x the price of old CS and offers gas station tier aesthetics and not much durability, if reviews are to be believed.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fair enough, I sleep with a 5" double bladed dagger under my pillow, I find that knives any larger than that start to become unwieldy, 5" is a good solid length for ensuring penetration of vital areas through thick clothing or muscle/fat.
                Cold Steel counter TAC I to be specific.
                It's hard getting hold of good double edged blades here in the UK.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Knifefags often bashed CS, because they produce their designs in China or Taivan from basic steels and have mall ninja marketing, but when Lynn Thompson was still in charge they were making wide variety of affordable blades with combat in mind. Now the company is being slowly gutted and competition usually either makes small folders or expensive shit aimed at collectors. No one seem to be keen to offer affordable and decent dedicated bladed weapons to the general public anymore.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Aye, it's sad.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure theres a billion better gladius designs out there, but that cs one is servicable for its cheap price. I was more trying to explain the benefit of the design notion than the litral execution of that particular product. But I think you get that and wanted to throw your 2cents of product in, its welcome.

                the kershaw machete costs around $30 (before recent inflation admittedly). it already possesses superior qualities and still costs about the same if not less than your "cold steel" piece of scrap.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        true words my son

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy a used one and work it yourself lazy fuck

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    machete is a brush clearing tool, not a weapon

    [...]

    but the serious answer is to get one that actually does the primary purpose of brush clearing best, which is going to be a competent steel garden tool.
    Check state laws if you're hiking with it outside your property

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All tools are weapons.
      A weapon is what happens when a human lends intention to a tool.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah even a spoon can be deadly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Throughout history, in multiple continents, peasants were allowed to own various bladed tools because they were not as effective as bladed weapons as war.
        Nowadays we get people who think a scythe can be used as a weapon.
        A soldier wielding a double edged sword, trained to use it his whole life, would slaughter all the peasants using their trying to use their farm tools as weapons.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    on the subject of utility knives, remember to carry a small pocket knife in addition to your other knives.
    it is very convenient to have a right-sized knife.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a skarama 240. Amazing quality, comes razor sharp, nice handle, and will last forever

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now if OP wants a bush clearing tool that can also double as a weapon but whilst still looking relatively inoffensive than sucks to say it but a simple latin or bolo machete will do the trick. Not a very fun solution nor the most efficient combat solution, but a fine solution for the criteria.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You guys and your fucking machetes.
    I bought pic related without serrated edge 10 years ago for about $5. I use it all the time for gardening in FL. Shits cash.
    I don't understand the fascination with gardening tools.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gtfo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They play too many video games. Or they're people of the Islamic faith in the UK.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These are fucking horrible if you use them on anything thats not vines. The metal is fine but the handle is hollow shit with plastic studs that will snap when you hit something hard like a large branch. The machetes you shouldnt buy are this, the walmart one cause they have the same handle problem.
      I also dont like cold steel machetes. They should be fine but theres something about the handles that make you feel way more that you should and they loosen up after significant use. Its all the same stamped sheetmetal but the handle makes all the difference.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got a version that looks 99% like this except the handle is a solid slippery plastic. I really like the serrations on it it works incredibly better than I expected for a saw makes it easier to get through a lot of stuff I honestly probably use it for sawing more than whackin shit with the blade. Got the thing for under ten bucks honestly it's holding up better than a hacksaw those stupid little metal pegs the saw blades fit on snap when dealing with brush. It makes quick work when you can saw shit that's a little too thick to just whack in one or two goes without having to switch tools.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m tempted to replace my non serrated with this one bc that saw would be handy. Ironically I had to add same leather quick rivets to mine bc sheath fell apart.

        These are fucking horrible if you use them on anything thats not vines. The metal is fine but the handle is hollow shit with plastic studs that will snap when you hit something hard like a large branch. The machetes you shouldnt buy are this, the walmart one cause they have the same handle problem.
        I also dont like cold steel machetes. They should be fine but theres something about the handles that make you feel way more that you should and they loosen up after significant use. Its all the same stamped sheetmetal but the handle makes all the difference.

        10 years. Regular use. No issues.
        This is S FL and agree this tool is only good for certain types of growth. Which we have here in abundance.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My advice is always to use the cheap tool first and if it gets the job done don’t bother with the expensive stuff. If it fails then you’re not out much money and can use what you learned to buy something a bit better. People who spend lots of money out the gate with little experience and fools with their time and money, IMO

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yep. It’s the other side of buy once cry once. I’m never going to cry about $5.
            The flea markets in S FL commonly market machetes in the $3-$10 price point. I have 2 others I’ve picked up in different designs but that HF is my go to for gardening and coconut opening.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh, another point: the factory shape now Ng is worthless. I gave mine to Haitian tree guy and he reworked it to a much longer angle than stock. I’ve only rarely had to touch it up with a file since.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fiskers

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ontario knife company.
    This is the one I have and it does what you expect for a decent price. Get a diamond file to go with it. It has a large edge that's easy to sharpen in the field. Keep it oiled because it likes to rust.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I’m thinking about getting an Ontario 18’
    The best option for a poorfag falchion IMO. I just wish they still made the 2mm version for utilitarian purposes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First of all if that hand guard isn't a solid piece of steel its pointless, also having a hand guard is pointless, you are not going to be movie-scene fencing anyone, melee fights are quick and desperate affairs and normally over in a couple of swings.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >First of all if that hand guard isn't a solid piece of steel its pointless
        Most handguards weren't steel, fuckstick. Post your sword and the last thing you cut through.
        >also having a hand guard is pointless
        Boy howdy, tell that to the several centuries of people who fought for a living and thought otherwise.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Most handguards weren't steel
          >Posts steel handguard
          >Handguard is pointless on a tool not meant for combat
          >Posts sword meant for combat
          Incredible post, anon.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Admittedly I don't know what that guard is made of but you seem to know that it's steel so I'd like for you to prove this fact right now.
            >B-but you're posting swords made for combat!
            How dare I do such a thing on the weapon board. I could swear that I asked you to
            > Post your sword and the last thing you cut through.

            Fighting in an army on a battlefield in a frnt line is a world of difference from getting jumped by a couple guys with hand weapons on the street during civil unrest.
            Having a hand guard will indeed be pointless in that situation, you wont get a chance to benefit from it.
            If you want protection take a small shield in your off hand so you can deflect baseball bat/machete strikes. Rather than having to rely on a shitty little finger guard to block a weapon.

            Even civilian weapons had sophisticated hand protection and you are a retard.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do you do HEMA?
              Do you do knife fighting?
              Have you received any training in fighting with hand weapons?
              You are trying to equate standing in a medieval battle line to getting jumped by a couple guys with hand weapons on the street.
              They are worlds apart, the equipment that serves well on the medieval battle line will not serve you well on the street.
              For example wearing plate armour, great on the battlefield in a battle line, incredibly shit on the street when your trying to fight two guys, one with a bat and the other a blade.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Another example, large shield and spear.
                Great on the battlefield in a battle line
                Shit on the street against your 2-3 attackers.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes. Do you have a defense of the things that you've said ITT or are you going to make this all about me?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thats a nonesense post make a claim or leave.
                Unless your just hoping to argue about the argument.
                You may now proceed with your bs claims.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Thats a nonesense post make a claim or leave.
                What a shockingly ironic post from the dude who can't back any of his statements up.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You keep talking at me like I care about you and need you to agree with me as if I need your approval.
                Good bye.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're the one who started bitching at me after I approved of OP's choice in blades. Bye, dumbass. Enjoy getting rekt in every other blade thread because you're a moron who's allergic to books.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My Briquet is a pretty good sword, have done a lot of test cutting, hasn’t let me down.

                Mine is an AN IX while the one in your picture is a a AN XI, the obvious difference is the quillon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Luv me a metal hilt, simple as.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/qxobKT9.jpg

            >First of all if that hand guard isn't a solid piece of steel its pointless
            Most handguards weren't steel, fuckstick. Post your sword and the last thing you cut through.
            >also having a hand guard is pointless
            Boy howdy, tell that to the several centuries of people who fought for a living and thought otherwise.

            handguards are unimportant until you get poked or slashed in the fingers. Also Anon is correct that a handguard doesn't need to be steel, it can be brass, mild steel, wood, or other material. But generally using steel or brass is an effective and lightweight choice.

            Depending on the era you end up with crossguards, knuckle protector (cutlass) and the thrusting rapiers and smallswords focus more on being a plate that protects the fingers from a thrust along the same axis of the blade.

            In the modern sense where you're not likely to be in a mutual sword-fight the need is minimal. Also this a machete thread, so the actual combat is it being a utility brutality tool for chopping african or south american villagers that aren't worth the bullet

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Basically yeah.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >handguards are unimportant until you get poked or slashed in the fingers.
              Hence the protection in the first place since that clearly happened with regularity. That said, thank you for recognizing that guards were often brass and such. After all, what the fuck would be the point of making them steel if they didn't need to hold an edge? I swear dudes look at modern steel and think the equivalent was being made in 1182 and then they're shocked when weapons don't hold up to modern "I spent $10000 on a knife to open boxes" standards.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You do understand that I never meant it had to be specifically steel, its just that the first example posted appeared to be made from hard plastic. So I used steel as the example of worthwhile. But I can see your going to cling to that hard so you can try claw back some face.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You do understand that I never meant
                >your going to cling to that hard so you can try claw back some face.
                I believe that this is what you children call copium.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fighting in an army on a battlefield in a frnt line is a world of difference from getting jumped by a couple guys with hand weapons on the street during civil unrest.
          Having a hand guard will indeed be pointless in that situation, you wont get a chance to benefit from it.
          If you want protection take a small shield in your off hand so you can deflect baseball bat/machete strikes. Rather than having to rely on a shitty little finger guard to block a weapon.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >If you're not in the military so they can pay your guard subscription then nobody's allowed to make a cut at your hand
            LMAO fucking moron. Here in the real world if you're fighting in concert with other dudes and using a shield then you don't necessarily need a handguard at all. Read a book, moron.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >First of all if that hand guard isn't a solid piece of steel its pointless
        Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Einstein of metallurgy! Revel in the wisdom he covers us with!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It appears to be made of hard plastic. Are you completely sure you want to defend it's effectiveness?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In a street civil disorder life/death situation ideal equipment would be.
    - Helmet
    - Fore-arm & hand protection
    - Small shield
    - Bladed pointed weapon
    - Gambeson
    Unless you are expecting to go up against enemy combatants wearing armour in which case switch out the blade for a mace/warhammer type weapon.
    Anything else is quite literally pointless.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a Tramontina, always buy from a brand people actually use on a daily basis for real work.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see a lot of 18” or shorter machetes being recommended. Is there any real downside to using a 24” instead?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well the notion is that it will double as a weapon in civil disorder etc, personally id say a shorter weapon is better in a crowded or urban setting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A 24" has more reach, which means you can stand in a more comfortable position while using it as a proper tool, it also gives the same advantage as a weapon and offers more leverage for deeper cuts.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I somewhat disagree but your not wrong about reach

        Well the notion is that it will double as a weapon in civil disorder etc, personally id say a shorter weapon is better in a crowded or urban setting.

        Dont wanna get caught in close confines with a particularly long weapon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am from a country where machetes are used every day, all day as tools and frequently as weapons.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And do they use handguards as standard when they use machetes as fighting weapons? how often do you see them use handguards?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I have never ever seen machete with hand guard. A machete fight is not a sword fight…

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you occasionally see filipino bolos that were normal machetes retrofitted with guards/handles but its pretty rare.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That thing is cool as shit. Narrow for a machete.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are lots of machetes with handguards, but they're there to protect your hand from hard foliage and shit..

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Dont wanna get caught in close confines with a particularly long weapon
          We carry a knife for that, generally with a 10" or so blade.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A hacking weapon would be the easiest to defend against, in all situations.
            Quick stab from a short sword. Done.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's easier said than done, particularly at night when you can't see the blade as well. Try to get close to a skilled machete fighter with a short weapon and he'll cut you to pieces.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The general rule of thumb is the thicker the vines or brush the longer the machete because the length gives you leverage to cut through heavier brush at the expense of slower swings and a more tiring draw stroke. If it’s lots of repetitive slashing of very thin brush then a shorter sickle or kopis style blade would make more sense as it will catch vines better and you will be able to traverse for a longer duration.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      24s are awkward if theres stuff you dont want to cut in the same area of the stuff you want to cut. Something like trim this branch but not the one next to it. Theres some times you want the extra length but for the most part 18 is fine for everything.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that ontario's handle is so slick, uncomfortable and fat and the machete is so heavy that it's borderline dangerous

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have bought a couple ontairo's, they are good but from my experience I would plan on having to do a significant amount of work on the cutting edge. The edge that came on the two I purchased were a joke, but once I got them sharp they work great.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Having to fine tune a machetes edge is normal. Its rare that anyone shitting out stamped sheet metal machetes actuallly cared. Ontario does take more work cause of the thickness.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not just that, a machete's edge is meant to be customized by the user, depending on its intended use.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a fucking lawnmower blade.
    Get an angle grinder.
    Grind the thing until it vaguely resembles a machete.
    Find some concrete sidewalk or something.
    Pour water on the sidewalk, sharpen the blade on the wet concrete.
    Get some pieces of wood, similarly grind them or rub them on the wet sidewalk til they fit the "handle" part.
    Epoxy them on.
    Wrap the handle with hockey tape.

    Best machete you'll ever own.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Raider detected

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What’s the best machetes you can find
    The one you make yourself from a sheet of 3mm thick 440C steel and sharpen yourself.
    It's the easiest blade to make.
    >buy
    Stop being a useless skillless homo and become a MAN who knows how to use tools, you loser!

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    24inch Martindale machete with the wooden handle. Use in almost every day surveying. Best machete I've ever used.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you need a machete? I cannot think of a single self-defence scenario

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends where you live homie

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SO I think we have well established that it is fairly pointless having a hand guard on a machete
    Now then, length in respect to melee, shorter or longer?
    Short swords are a thing whats the variable length there? I'm thinking Greco-Romanesque

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As long as you can comfortably use. Preferably with hand protection.

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