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small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:56 PM ( #1 )
I have used my small kukri machete for bushwhacking, shaving wood, various utility chores, batoning (it has plenty if length, and the curve allows it to go through wood like butter) and I recently chopped down a 4-5 inch tree and it hardly took any effort. I will definitely be bringing this on camping/backpacking trips because of it's incredible versatility.

(note: I actually redid the handle on this machete. Nothing major, I just wrapped the existing handle in 2 layers of hockey tape. The bottom layer was twisted up, so almost like a cord wrapping; the second layer was just normal tape. its an easy mod, and it makes the handle more comfortable IMO. If anyone wants to try it I'll post some detailed pictures or a video or something)
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 9:05 AM ( #2 )
I knwo aren't they awesome? I've used mine for hacking down trees bigger than that and it still stays sharp. even used it to cut a pig in half after we finished cooking it.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:00 PM ( #3 )
I've used one for trimming fruit trees for a few years. Works excellent and quickly.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:11 PM ( #4 )
they are awesome!



mine is stock except for the filed edge, lanyard and a few shots of black spray paint touch up on the blade.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:59 PM ( #5 )
i've definitely felled more than a few saplings with my kukri machete. it's friggin' amazing.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:47 AM ( #6 )
i was able to use mine to get fire starting stuff before. it's great for starting lines for a fire plow.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Friday, February 11, 2011 12:46 AM ( #7 )
milsurpgeek


I knwo aren't they awesome? I've used mine for hacking down trees bigger than that and it still stays sharp. even used it to cut a pig in half after we finished cooking it.


Yeah, the edge was still in great shape after this.

You cut a pig? I see you've been watching the Sword Proof DVD
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:02 AM ( #8 )
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milsurpgeek


I knwo aren't they awesome? I've used mine for hacking down trees bigger than that and it still stays sharp. even used it to cut a pig in half after we finished cooking it.


Yeah, the edge was still in great shape after this.

You cut a pig? I see you've been watching the Sword Proof DVD


Didn't see the dvd until after i bought it. just needed something to test it on similar to a person and since we had a cooked full sized pig handy i chopped it's head off and low and behold it worked fine.lol better than the butchers cleaver we had. thing barely cut the legs.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:01 PM ( #9 )
milsurpgeek

i chopped it's head off and low and behold it worked fine.


in one swing?
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Monday, February 14, 2011 8:30 AM ( #10 )
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milsurpgeek

i chopped it's head off and low and behold it worked fine.


in one swing?


Yup. used the old samurai trick of putting a nice coat of water on the blade to help lubricate the cutting.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Friday, February 18, 2011 11:55 AM ( #11 )
wow.... impressive
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Friday, February 18, 2011 1:01 PM ( #12 )
I'm pretty pleased with my kurkri machete as well. I felt that mine didn't come quite sharp enough for my tastes and easily put a slightly sharper edge on it. After that I put a deep cut in my test oak tree in my yard ( don't worry its a gigantic tree ) and wow, the gash it left in solid living oak was impressive. For your money this is an amazing machete.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:55 AM ( #13 )
I finally got the throwing technique for it down. it's rly not that hard once you get the hang of it.
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Saturday, April 09, 2011 4:13 AM ( #14 )
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:53 AM ( #15 )
I love my kukri machete too...not a fan of the sheath though...mine needs to be replaced from carrying it so often
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Saturday, July 09, 2011 2:47 PM ( #16 )
Love mine! 
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Re:small kukri machete, what a tank!! - Saturday, July 09, 2011 3:00 PM ( #17 )
never a machete person but when someone gave me one of these, well i fell in love.  its done all my garden / yard work this year.  pretty beat looking but still solid and nothing wrong with it. just looks well used.
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