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looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:11 am

I am looking for a true workhorse. None of this 60 plus HRC. No acute angles. A monster that I can cut weeds the size of drink straws and chop down tiny trees. Think of Indiana Jones in the jungle blazing a path.

I bought this crappy thing.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BS ... UTF8&psc=1

I destroyed the edge within 5 minutes while cutting weeds around a tree. I did not even hit a rock. The price should have been a clue.

Anyone have any ideas on a cutlass?

thanks in advance

El

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:34 am

I would check out this guys youtube his tips on stuff are usually pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBrvjwF1Rn6RtjAQtnQMRQ

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Its been some time since I look for something like a cutlass per say. Probably not what your really looking for anyway. Take a look at the items from Condor and Ontario.

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:33 pm

Yeah,the newer Gerber stuff really seems to under perform. I have their woodsman style blade that I occasionally use for trimming limbs, but the blade that get the bulk of the yard work is my Cold Steel Kukri.

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/CS97KM ... ura-Sheath

If the Kukri is not your thing, Cold Steel offers plenty of others with a similar price point. The steel is some plain jane 1055 carbon, which takes and holds a respectable edge IMHO.

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:47 pm

jmbullman had some good maestro wus that would be perfect for you. hes under the sharpeners corner

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:38 pm

Not a cutlass, but the kershaw 18 inch camp knife is pretty impressive. Have those drink straw weeds you described and knocked em out. Took down multiple weed trees with like 3 inch diameters without any problem. Thick spine, edge lasts, hard to damage, but easy to touch up. Another world of quality to the gerbers I have used.

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:39 pm

Comes in 14 and ten inch if you don't want the sword.

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:04 pm

You are looking for what is known as a machete :) Cold Steel has some tough products.

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:55 pm

I can't help myself… here you go: http://www.knifehog.com/condor-warlock- ... 0000005849

Re: looking for a cutlass

Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:36 pm

Here's a nice one with a long handle. I've made single cuts through bamboo with this. Long gunstock handle
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