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Lets See thoses MACHETE'S

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by caine, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    Here a few on mine. I think I have a few more somewere. :) Ones in Bold I got today. I have a few mods. Ill be working on over the next few weeks. MODS WE NED A MACHETE STICKY
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    1. Martindale 22"
    2. Imacasa 18"
    3. ESEE 18" Lite Machete
    4. Marbles 18"
    5. Condor 18" Eco-Light
    6. Condor 14" Carbon
    7. Tramontina 12"
    8. Tramontina 12"
    9. Condor Parang
    10. Cold Steel 18" Bowie (Not Shown)
    The Marbles sheath in the background fits the 22" perfect. To big for the 18"
     

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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I just approved the samples this week, so my order for these blades is finally being made! (I ordered 600 blades total...:eek:)


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  3. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    :) :) :) Thats awesome. You making any with Micarta
     
  4. DH1

    DH1

    Nov 8, 2006
    How do you like the eco-lite against the ESEE?
     
  5. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    Havn't used it yet. Plan on twiking the Eco some. As of right now I like the ESEE.
     
  6. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Nice collection bro, but won't be complete till you get a Fiddleback :D

    How do you like that Mrables "survival sheath"?



    Micarta is the default handle, that's what mine is. Andy and Dylan just had to have the fancy wooden ones :)

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  7. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Only one of mine, but the most recent that I have gotten.

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  8. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    The Marble's Sheath feels like it won't last, but will see.
     
  9. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I like the longer handle on that one, who makes it?


    I was wondering if they had a liner or were just cordura?

    btw, added a few pics of mine to my first post :)
     
  10. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Koyote made it. It's a wonderful tool :thumbup:
     
  11. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    No liner
     
  12. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I thought that looked like some of Christof's work, what is the blade thickness?


    Ah...I can see your worry. I have a nylon/cordura...whatever...sheath for my Ontario with no liner. I don't really like that sheath but it's better than nothing. I dislike the machete more, the saw teeth on the spine that only work on the pull stroke tears up the sheath. I only use that machete on abusive stuff I don't want to use a tool I like on...

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  13. AF

    AF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 14, 2000
    I have one and I think it's a POS.
     
  14. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    I've been doing those in 1/8 1080. good for the differential heat treat and any thicker would be a monster on a 14 inch or better blade. 1/8 is stikk pretty thick, though
     
  15. sweet

    sweet

    Nov 11, 1999
    This is my $2.oo swap meet purchase before and after..

    Ultraviolet reactive handle, bead blasted then a flat protective coating over the bead blast

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  16. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Now that is cool! The bottom latin style piece almost looks like an old Collins, too. I seem to remember you posting those machetes before--the tapanga (square pointed one) was a Diamond brand piece, wasn't it?:thumbup:
     
  17. Erasmus

    Erasmus

    Jul 15, 2002
    Why yes, lets see those sMACHETIES.
     
  18. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    That looks great! Nice work Christoph.
     
  19. sweet

    sweet

    Nov 11, 1999
    Thanks!, No we never figured out who made the tapanga, maybe there'll be some new member here who might know that makers mark....and there where no maker marks on what looks like a Collins....

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  20. hushnel

    hushnel

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    Feb 3, 2009
    I came across this Tramontina 18" machete at the yellow bait house in Key Largo on the way to Bahia Honda last weekend.

    It looked just like this yesterday.
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    I ground the tip down a bit, sanded the handle to make it feel better, then put some circuit etching solution on it to blacken the blade but I kind of screwed up and used bronze wool instead of steel wool to polish. Some kind of chemical reaction occured and it's like I bronzed the blade. Its strange but I'm going to leave it this way. I'll get a better picture when I have more sun.

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