With doing some work yesterday out of town on the ground, we have huge dirt piles that a tractor can not mow on that has a bunch of vegetation growth on. We used one machete that we bought locally that worked great. But its hard to clear a lot of ground with just one.
So I am making some purchases on BudK anyways for some other things I need and want to ask if anyone has any recommendations on which ones would be better that they carry?
I was looking at the Black Legion Jungle hunter machete due to its long blade length which would allow the vegetation to be cut in less swings, the stuff I am cutting I have no idea what it is but it grows in clumps and it has fairly thick stalks and the clumps have between 4 to 7 stalks so I figured a longer machete would make great work of this. Down side is the weight might also fatigue me a lot quicker so I started looking at the Kukri style as well.
My original idea was to buy the Jungle Hunter Machete along with Genuine Gurkha Kukri Knife | BUDK.com - Knives & Swords At The Lowest Prices! due to the price I could justify both. But lots of people are talking about the Gurkha has a soft metal blade which I do not want. I want something that will hold a edge as well as keep my total order below $70 after shipping. Right now I am at $26 including the $5 shipping.
Ive seen lots of people say great things not just about Condor but as well as about Woodsman Pal. I am thinking of just blowing off this purchase from BudK and maybe going through Amazon. I found the same $70 Condor on Amazon for $64.
I just figured since I am buying now from BudK anyways might as well make use of the $5 shipping.
I have found a Kukri style blade to outperform a traditional machete in clearing brush, especially stuff with woody stems like berry bushes and bamboo. The weight is concentrated more towards the tip, so it carries more momentum into the cut. I did find they are slightly more durable up against hidden t-posts as well, but not a test I would recommend.