I'd recommend the Baryonyx machete too but it's a big one If you dont mind the added heft it's a fantastic piece.
Unless you are looking for flash $100 is top buck in machetes. When I spend more than that I dont use them much. That's why I like modding tramontina and imacasa machetes...
I have a huge pile of machetes. I enjoy them because they are cheap, easy to modify, and effective. I also have quite a few high end choppers too.
If you dont want or can't modify an inexpensive model like a Tramontina or an Imacasa I'd recommend a Kabar parangatang or a Tops 230 machete. They...
I saw some of the merits to your points Basically old designs and steel can perform admirably. But you have to admit time doesn't stand still and there is no "perfect" do it all knife.
Variety is the spice of life.
Mike Stewart of Bark River said he would rather make knives from tool steel or 1095 than any of the latest super steels. But by comparison no one buys them and retailers dont want to stock them.
I have a Dexter Russell roast slicer with the Sani-safe molded handle that makes a wicked golok...
Probably I can't keep up anymore :) The one I'm remembering still had the ring on the handle.
My two favorite choppers were a 18" 38oz bone cutter by the Sgt and a 16.5" 23oz WWII by Kumar. Both had very tall bevels.
Unused in Excellent condition. This is an older model with a stitched sheath. 11.25 swedish carbon steel with flame hardening color left on. Right about a 1/4 thick blade and guard
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