Top 10 Ultimate Machetes For Survival & Outdoor Adventure
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1. KA BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 00:17
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2. Schrade SCMACH2 Survival Machete 00:55
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3. Gerber Gear Gator Machete 02:38
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4. SOG SOGfari Kukri Machete 03:19
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5. M48 Ops Combat Machete 04:28
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6. Gerber Broadcut Machete 05:22
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7. CRKT Halfachance Parang 06:25
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8. Jungle Master JM-031B Machete 08:20
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9. Cold Steel Jungle Machete 10:57
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10. Gil Hibben IV Machete 12:01
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This list was definitely made by someone who has never used a machete, probably based on whatever they could find promotional videos for on YouTube. Most of the machetes listed are useless, likely to break in use, or both.
Four are actually good machetes, each best suited for different uses.
1) All-Round - CRKT Half a Chance Parang. Excellent design, materials, construction, handle, & sheath. Versatile 14" blade.
2) Full Size - Cold Steel Jungle Machete. Solid design, materials, construction, handle, & sheath. Powerful 16" blade.
3) Light Duty - CRKT Chance in Hell Machete. Excellent design, materials, construction, handle, & sheath. Nimble 12" blade.
4) Tactical - Kabar Kukri Machete. Excellent design, materials, construction, & handle. OK sheath. CQC capable 11.5" blade.
Excellent working machetes, complete with sheaths, are available from brands like Tramontina, Imacsa, Collins, and Cold Steel, on Amazon. Most are under $30.
The Ka-Bar is excellent. It's one of the best blades on the market, and the steel is perfect for a blade of this type. I would not, however, call it a machete. It's just too short to do the work of a machete. As a Kukri, and as an all around bush blade, though, it's excellent, and worth more than it costs.
The Schrade is pure junk. For those who don't know steel, 440 steel comes in many grades and types, ranging from horrible to pretty good steel, but no 440 steel should be used on a machete. Worse, 3Cr13 is the cheapest, junkiest, lowest form of 440 steel made. I've seen these Schrade machetes chip so bad they were unusable merely with one stroke on a hard vine, and I've seen them snap when a blow hit a sapling behind a vine. Nor is the saw worth spit. That thin limb in the video will anger you before you get through it.
The Gerber isn't any better. Beware any company that doesn't tell you what kind of high carbon steel is used. You can bet it isn't good machete steel. In Gerber's case, it's a mish mash of steel that will chip quickly, dull quickly, and break if you use it hard.
The SOG is made out of the same unbelievable crappy steel the Schrade uses. Schrade uses this same steel on their Imperial line of pocketknives. You know, the really super cheap line intended for kids. The eight and nine dollar knives that dad buys his eight year old as a starter knife. You can snap such a blade with your fingers.
The Gerber Broad Cut isn't worth fifty cents. Period. Enough said.
The CRKT machetes actually perform better than they should, going by the steel they use. I wouldn't begin to trust my life to one, but for a general use machete, both are good starter blades.
If you don't laugh at the Jungle Master piece of crap, you don't know a knife blade from a chicken wing. First, the steel sucks, second, the spine is nonsense. And never buy a blade you're going to chop with that has a bunch of holes in it. Or that comes in a fifty cent nylon sheath with a ten cent zipper.
The Cold Steel machete is pretty good, but it is not a machete, it's a big knife, and there is a difference. If you need a huge knife, for what I don't know, this is a great choice. But if you need a machete, forget this and buy the real thing.
As for number ten, if you want something with the Rambo name attached, buy this, hang it on your wall, and show it off to your friends. If you want a real machete, or even a real two dollar knife, do not buy this. It's not only bad in every possible way, it will probably blind you with flying shrapnel the first time you use it.
I don't know who puts these videos together, but I guarantee they don't know a knife blade from a chicken wing. They're hoping we don't, either.
I agree with most of your assessment - much of this list is garbage. However, I must disagree with two of your criticisms.
The CRKT machetes are made from 65Mn, which is actually pretty good as machete steel. It's the equivalent of 1065 high carbon steel and holds up well to hard use. The ones shown here are some of the best bangs for the buck, because the steel is decent, the designs are good, the construction is solid, and the handle and sheath are excellent.
The Cold Steel shown is the Jungle Machete, and it's an excellent full-size (16") machete. The stock is slightly thicker than a traditional Latin machete, but is still very much a machete. The blade seems derived from the Thai Enep, which is traditionally thicker, so it fits. It's very ergonomic, clears brush beautifully, and chops harder stuff well too.
i think number 9 was the chance in hell machete but they forgot to mention that , ive got one and theyre great. im disapointed that none of the machetes have kydex sheaths with the ability to add on or be able to piggyback a knife ,fire steel, sharpener mini torch etc, im sure that the first company to design such a product will be on a winner,also to design a machete for defence and survival is a must . i couldnt buy what i wanted so i had to make my own which is very practical and multifunctional. come on knife and machete
Ist dieses Video für den Deutschen Wald oder Amerikanischen ev.noch den Afrikanischen Busch gemacht? Für deutsche Bushcrafter finde ich Machete schon heftig!!Da langen doch Äxte völlig aus.
Ich stelle mir vor,wie hier junge Leute keine Ahnung davon was sie da in der Hand halten rum laufen und dann den großen Kerl machen wollen und den Wald zerhacken. Was ja nicht Grad mit Bushcraft zu tun hat.Ansonten interessante und schöne Äxte dabei.
I think except these good gears. We also need headlamp for the night or emergency. I just watched this video for camping headlamp. Darwin compared black diamond with Hoey. I liked the Hoey headlamp and ordered it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9733I4gnw&t=168s