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    I love Condor Parangs. High quality and reasonable price. Several sizes and styles to choose from. Any decent South American machete should do a decent job as well. The Esee Junglas is a beast of a blade as well. Going to run you more money though. If you don't plan to batton wood, a machete may serve you better. If you want an all around blade, the Junglas is great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TXBK View Post
    The ESEE Junglas is a pound and a half of 1095 awesomeness.
    That shows promise. When my 1940's vintage corn knife gives up the ghost, I need to buy one of these.
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    Another to consider, Lofty Wiseman Survival Tool, Former SAS His Bio is in the first link. Not just a chopping blade, but the one to carry for several applications. A very well thought out blade.

    http://www.scorpionknives.com/lofty_wiseman.htm

    http://www.heinnie.com/scorpion-kniv...l-tool-11-inch

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    ESEE teamed up with Condor and made a 18in Machete http://www.knifecenter.com/item/RCLI...Cordura-Sheath
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    ESEE teamed up with Condor and made a 18in Machete http://www.knifecenter.com/item/RCLI...Cordura-Sheath
    that's a nice machete but it's $70.

    if you're willing to do some final edge sharpening, you could get one made by the same people, Imacasa for $17. it has wooden handle instead of micarta and small dimensional differences, it is made with 1074 vs 1075 steel but I doubt you'd notice any difference in use. it even comes with distal taper...

    http://www.machetespecialists.com/im18padecuma1.html

    canvas sheath for $9 -- http://www.machetespecialists.com/im18grcamash.html
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    CONDOR is good stuff at a reasonable price. http://www.condortk.com/
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    I have held the Ontario and KaBar. I wanted to like the Ontario more, because love their other blades and it says, MADE IN THE USA. But I give the slight edge to the KaBar for handle size and balance. My SOG was $20, these are list price $99ish and if you look around $50ish. They are double the knife and very nice. Either are a great choice for $50.

    For the authentic Kukri, Himalayan Imports has a very strong following and some guy named Tora (but is not as easy to deal with per se or have inventory) EGKH is the next tier for authentic and can be found on ebay. It is not advised to but from the other "houses" so I have read.

    I am very impressed with that KaBar /Ontario, they are more than double the knife in size weight etc. About perfect for a elk hunt or truck knife for clearing and small chopping. Great camping tool.

    Thanks guys for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ra2bach View Post
    that's a nice machete but it's $70.

    if you're willing to do some final edge sharpening, you could get one made by the same people, Imacasa for $17. it has wooden handle instead of micarta and small dimensional differences, it is made with 1074 vs 1075 steel but I doubt you'd notice any difference in use. it even comes with distal taper...

    http://www.machetespecialists.com/im18padecuma1.html

    canvas sheath for $9 -- http://www.machetespecialists.com/im18grcamash.html
    What he said +1

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    I've had one of the Ontarios for over 20 years. Holds the edge well and does not bend like some of the cheapies.

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    I got the Kabar Cutlass Machete http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/9 on a whim for like 50 bucks off Amazon even though I have higher-end, higher-dollar super choppers (Busse, swamp rat etc). Damned if that cheap kabar hasn't become my favorite go-to beater! Just looking at the blade geometry I knew it would be a great camp wood-processor and I wasn't disappointed, but it's...dare I say it... surprisingly agile in the hand. The sheath is low end, I resharpened it and put some o-rings on the handle for comfort but other than that, that thing just keeps on trucking.

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