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Bushflyr
05-24-2012, 00:22
Maybe. I still need to run it head to head with my Golock. Pretty darn close if not better though.

I started off with a Condor Bolo. It looked like it had potential, but I was sadly disappointed. In stock form the bolo is way too heavy to swing for more than a few minutes, balanced too far forward for jungle work, and has a horrible fat grip. Hard to hold on to and blisters in minutes. It might work OK in 1"-3" hardwood, but you're better off with a khukuri or, better yet, a saw.

So I took the grinder to it. Now it's light, quick, has a nice grip, and goes through bamboo like buttah. :supergrin:

Shown with my 18" Ontario GI for comparison.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b65/bushflyr/Knives/2012-05-23165746.jpg


And a stock photo of the original bolo for reference.

http://images.hayneedle.com/mgen/master:TXSP065.jpg

steve1911
05-24-2012, 00:43
Looks good,:cool: i use a machete's around the place here a lot, i need a new one thou, been looking at different types.



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Bushflyr
05-24-2012, 00:50
Get a Condor Golock. Out of the box the best machete I've found so far. They're about $25 on Amazon. I also want to try the Mora #333. That looks like a nice one for packing.

steve1911
05-24-2012, 02:35
Get a Condor Golock. Out of the box the best machete I've found so far. They're about $25 on Amazon. I also want to try the Mora #333. That looks like a nice one for packing.

I'll check em out.



1911club#410

humanguerrilla
05-25-2012, 00:49
lol
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Bushflyr
05-25-2012, 01:11
Cold Steel. :puking:

mac66
05-25-2012, 09:34
I broke my 18" Ontario machete last fall while ATVing. I rolled my atv sideways down a hill and got it wedged into some trees. Took me 3 hours to hack it out and broke my machete :crying:. It basically sheared off about 6" above the handle. That machete was 30+ years old.

On the other hand I found a 22" (edited: actually a Stanley) machete stuck in the ground out in the woods on my hunting property this spring. Looks like it had been there a couple years. It was near an old hunting blind but I don't recall seeing it before so whoever left it was trespassing. It is kind of a unwieldy beast.

My other machete is a Tranmontina made in Brasil. It has 14" blade. It is pretty handy for camp chores but doesn't chop as well as my old Ontario.

nursetim
05-25-2012, 09:43
Condor parang for me. I have cut 2 inch branches with 3 whacks.

Bushflyr
05-25-2012, 10:54
Condor parang for me. I have cut 2 inch branches with 3 whacks.

But try clearing vines, grass and jungle trail with it. I guarantee you won't be swinging it for hours on end unless you're Andre the Giant.

lawman800
05-25-2012, 11:46
I have a Cold Steel kukri machete and 2 handed samurai machete. Nothing wrong with them, but I also don't have many trails to test them on living in Los Angeles.