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    Just bought the Cold Steel bolo machete for cutting wood etc, just feels a bit flimsy . I was wondering if anyone knows about a solid, sturdy, reliable machete? (preferably wooden handled). Sorry if this has already been a thread and mi-bad if I have cocked up this is my first proper thread. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSGR11 View Post
    Just bought the Cold Steel bolo machete for cutting wood etc, just feels a bit flimsy . I was wondering if anyone knows about a solid, sturdy, reliable machete? (preferably wooden handled). Sorry if this has already been a thread and mi-bad if I have cocked up this is my first proper thread. Thanks in advance!
    I use machetes a lot. It's one of my preferred tools instead of having hatchet. I've gotten stuck on the Gerber Gator, Although it's not wood handled, the handle is extremely comfortable, It's lightweight, yet not flimsy. and it takes and holds an edge very nicely.

    The saw is an added bonus, and actually works better than one would expect. Even though I didn't buy it for the saw, I find myself using it a lot.

    And if you do a little looking around, it can be had for less than 20 bucks. Can't beat that.

    If you want something that is sturdier than an average machete. Look into the Bear Grylls Gerber Parang. It's a little heavy for my taste. But a serious tool without doubt.

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    Check out a company called Machete Specialists. http://www.machetespecialists.com/
    They even have a section for heavier duty machetes. The Condor Golok has a good reputation.

    I just purchased the Tramontina "5-pack" there, but the Tram's probably lighter than what you're looking for.

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    Good stuff! thanks for your help guys.

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    Look into a Kukhri knife. If you get a good one, it'll be a workhorse for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinafan View Post
    Look into a Kukhri knife. If you get a good one, it'll be a workhorse for you.
    +1 even the cheap harbor frieght kukhri inspired machette i got years ago works well, edge who needs and edge just beat the tar out of it.
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    I have 3 Ontario Machetes... My sister bought me that and a e-tool on base when I was 13 years old, I'm 35 now, still using it pretty regularly... Any questions as to the quality? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosey View Post
    I clicked that, and the fist thing I saw was " MACHETE FIGHTING" ( !!! ) I was like, AWESOME! and laughed out loud!

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