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Old 09-11-2017, 6:01 PM
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Default Thinking about a Southern Grind Machete

Anyone have one of these? Pricey, but I don't need one. I just like cool stuff. I'm interested in some of the downsides if any.

https://store.southerngrind.com/gran...e-machete.html
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Old 10-11-2017, 5:09 PM
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That is a nice looking machete but the price is so over the top it is ridiculous. Every machete I've had over the years has been used like a machete was designed to be uses. They get beat up. I couldn't see spending that kind of money for a bush wacker.
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Old 10-11-2017, 8:29 PM
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That's about $175.00 more expensive than the best machetes on the planet...
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:31 PM
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But what about the flash light knife?

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:57 PM
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it can only kill one zombie at a time. for that cash, it should do more
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Old 10-13-2017, 8:58 AM
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only downside is it isn't a $5 chicom special. If you want it, buy it!
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:25 AM
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That's a lot of money for a machete.
Even a nice looking one.
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Old 10-29-2017, 1:54 AM
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My tactic:
Buy crappy machete
sharpen the crap out of it
place in salt water for a week
neutralize the rust
NOT even Rick of walking dead effs with it
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Old 10-29-2017, 5:51 AM
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Nice piece, reminds me of Fiddleback Forge (but they never seem to have them in stock).
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Old 10-29-2017, 8:02 AM
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Looks cool. Not my cup of tea but if I wanted a machete I'd go for it. IMO a little short for a machete.

You know you buy too many nice knives when you see a price tag like that and your first thought is, "wow, that's about 300 less than the last 10" knife I thought about"

I spent yesterday texting back and forth with the knife maker that has made me a knife and a sword and is doing a pair of knives for me right now. It wasn't until late at night that he realized I slipped another order in for a carry knife. we're driving home, my family, and my youngest daughter who has no knowledge but apparently knows me, starts in. We were talking money, my wife needs a new (new used) car and I was saying we could handle the payment not a problem etc. daughter says yeah, like how you have money for guns mom doesn't know about. I said "I don't do that!" She says, how about all the knives.....crickets.....

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Buy the machete, chop things. Build unnecessary improvised shelters, trim your hedges like a man. Have fun.

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Old 11-30-2017, 8:00 AM
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That's realy cool stuff. It looks wonderful and great in use, but it's too expensive... Price scares me.
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Anyone have one of these? Pricey, but I don't need one. I just like cool stuff. I'm interested in some of the downsides if any.
[exaggerated analogy]

Spending a lot of money on a machete is like putting a Ferrari in a demolition derby.

[/exaggerated analogy]


The machete the US military uses is very good. When I was in the Army we used it to chop down 6" diameter trees.

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife...2100643&sr=8-2


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I appreciate you wanting to buy American, go for it if you have the money
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Old 12-03-2017, 5:40 PM
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I’ve had a Top’s 230 machete for a couple years, holds an edge really well, American made, and is coated to prevent rust. It is razor sharp and slices through almost inch thick branches with 1 hit. It sells for about $93 on dlttrading right now and about $140 everywhere else.
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Old 12-03-2017, 7:04 PM
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I appreciate you wanting to buy American, go for it if you have the money
I like a good American machete too. Central American...
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Old 12-03-2017, 7:20 PM
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If money is not an object, go for it. Especially if it's gonna be a wall hanger.

If you're gonna use it, I'd get a couple of lesser expensive (but still quality) ones because it'd be a shame to damage one of those.
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