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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:27 pm 
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As much as I like firearms my primal side likes blades even more. Here is the new chopper I just purchased for my assualt pack.

I ordered from http://www.knifecenter.com. http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store ... ml?s=ONSP8

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Premium quality machete for superior cutting, sawing, prying and comfort. Handle is made of comfortable durable polymer. 10" blade made of 1095 carbon steel, epoxy powder coated. Blade thickness .250". Double milled sawteeth for superior cutting, flat end for prying. Lanyard cord included.Durable Cordura® Sheath and leather wrap construction for extra stength. Side loading with 4 snaps. Leather belt with swivel ring. Tie down cord included.


Here is a picture of the blade in it's leather sheath.

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Here is the vinyl side of the sheath where the snaps are.

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Here is the blade, notice the nice saw back and rounded tip.

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I needed to trim the low branches off our plum trees and it made short work of this nearly 2" branch.

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And here it is strapped to the side of my assualt pack. Also pictured you can see the feed tube for my new HydraStorm 100oz Hydration bladder which deserves it's own post.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:15 am 
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I just picked this up a while back (old reliable):

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:27 am 
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I still like my little SOG "PE14 Pentagon Elite"
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It's a great little utility pocket knife. The best thing about it is you can flip it out and put it away one handed. Probably had it for 5 years or so. Has a little serrated section helpful for cutting small wires and so forth, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:41 am 
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Dustie wrote:
I just picked this up a while back (old reliable):

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Yea talk about old reliable. Ive had my buck knife for 25 years.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:10 pm 
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The company that made my machete is Ontario Knife Co. out of NY, made in the USA. They make very quality blades that are prevelant in the field with our armed forces. My next purchase is probably going to be a RAT5.

About $90 at KnifeCenter.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:11 pm 
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Vanraw wrote:
Dustie wrote:
I just picked this up a while back (old reliable):

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Yea talk about old reliable. Ive had my buck knife for 25 years.



It's a decent enough design but not quite chopper material. I'd consider it a hunting blade and not a survival blade.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:14 pm 
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Slamz wrote:
I still like my little SOG "PE14 Pentagon Elite"
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It's a great little utility pocket knife. The best thing about it is you can flip it out and put it away one handed. Probably had it for 5 years or so. Has a little serrated section helpful for cutting small wires and so forth, too.


I have something similar for my pocket knife. It's received alot of abuse but still takes an edge well enough. The case will fall apart well before the blade. I'll probably need to replace it soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:26 pm 
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Thudz wrote:
Vanraw wrote:
Dustie wrote:
I just picked this up a while back (old reliable):

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Yea talk about old reliable. Ive had my buck knife for 25 years.



It's a decent enough design but not quite chopper material. I'd consider it a hunting blade and not a survival blade.



For chopping, I have this:

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http://www.ultimatesurvival.com/product_view.cfm?product_ID=556&subproduct_ID=964

Edit: I have a second all metal hatchet for my larger kits (this one is very lightweight).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:51 pm 
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I've heard great things about the Gerber axe. I wanted to limit the weight of my pack so I decided to go with a multi purpose tool. My machete can do everything the hatchet can do and most of the things the Bowie can do and several things neither can do all in one small package.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:41 am 
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I've always had a love for damascus steel, not as practical but i don't care.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:13 pm 
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That sure is pretty.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:10 pm 
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It sure is:P The way it's folded while forging allows for all different patterns and such.

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A friend at Geeksquad had one of these and I bought one the next day, I love the lock system for these blades. They are by far the easiest to do 1 handed, both opening and closing.

Mine has a textured handle that makes it easier to grip though + its very light, 4.3oz

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http://www.benchmade.com/products/produ ... ?model=720

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