Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
Allpublic
Four Point
 
Allpublic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Coldspring
Default What is a good brand and style machete

I have alot of brush I want to clear out, mostly yaupon,elm, and oak. Machetes I have now are junk. Do you prefer a certain style? Or recommend a brand that will hold and edge? Thanks in advance.
Allpublic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
muddyfuzzy
Pope & Young
 
muddyfuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: gulf coast
Hunt In: Parts Unknown
Default

Iíve got one of these but itís a Gerber, the best Iíve used. I much prefer the hooked end to a normal machete profile. Itís light and you can swing the fire out of it without it wearing you out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
muddyfuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
bobc
Ten Point
 
bobc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Temple
Hunt In: Bell County, New Mexico
Default

Iíd like to know this as well. Either all I have used are junk, or I have the wrong form when using. Honestly, it could go either way.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bobc is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 07:36 PM   #4
Strummer
Pope & Young
 
Strummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edna Tx
Hunt In: At Gary's place ,and the backyard
Default

Woodsman pal are nice .
Strummer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 08:07 PM   #5
Allpublic
Four Point
 
Allpublic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Coldspring
Default

Thanks for the suggestions.
Allpublic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 08:08 PM   #6
Texas660
Four Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Livingston
Default

Fiskers
Texas660 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 08:19 PM   #7
brokeno
Ten Point
 
brokeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Smiley, Texas
Hunt In: Gonzales & Young Co and anywhere
Default

Harbor freight
brokeno is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 08:24 PM   #8
Beleg
Ten Point
 
Beleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dallas
Default

Ontario

http://ontarioknife.com/tools/machetes.html
Beleg is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 08:35 PM   #9
DarrellS
Ten Point
 
DarrellS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lorena,Texas
Hunt In: Limestone and Mills Counties
Default

Ontario. Made in the USA.

Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
DarrellS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 09:11 PM   #10
Aggie
Six Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: League City
Hunt In: Refugio / Woodsboro
Default

Get a good pair of limb cutters/loppers. Fiskars . Less work than a machete and can use them to process deer.
Aggie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 09:15 PM   #11
PYBUCK
Ten Point
 
PYBUCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rankin, Tx
Hunt In: Upton County
Default

I don't know if any of them still exist, but we used to go to the Army surplus store and get a military one. Best I have ever found.
PYBUCK is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 09:27 PM   #12
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

I think mine is a Blackie Collins but I will have to go dig it out and check

Woddsmans Pal is a good tool but a little more $$$
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 09:37 PM   #13
tex4k
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Big Lake TX.
Hunt In: Reagan, Upton, Crockett, and Uvalde counties
Default

I've used quite a few and I were gonna have do more than trim back the brush to keep it from scratching the truck I'd have to go with a Kubota for small brush and a bobcat with mulcher for the bigger stuff. If worse came to absolute worst then a big brush axe and the small gerber brush axe above.
tex4k is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 09:38 PM   #14
rtjh
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Default

Ontario knife
rtjh is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 10:15 PM   #15
xman59
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Default

get a Gerber with the saw blade on the back,, you can thank me later
xman59 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 10:30 PM   #16
MUZZYSLINGR
Ten Point
 
MUZZYSLINGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kingman, AZ
Default

Marbles make a pretty good machete too.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
MUZZYSLINGR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 10:41 PM   #17
Anteloper
Four Point
 
Anteloper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Lubbock
Hunt In: Texas
Default

The cheap cold steel lasted me a lot longer than the cheap gerber
Anteloper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 10:50 PM   #18
30-30
Pope & Young
 
30-30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Hopkins County
Default

Corona, with the red handle at Ace Hardware. Buy a good file and take your time getting it sharp before you get to work.
30-30 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 11:06 PM   #19
Draco
Pope & Young
 
Draco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Default

https://www.mooremaker.com/store/p43...E_-_18%22.html
Draco is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-01-2019, 11:06 PM   #20
softpoint
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wixon Valley, Texas
Hunt In: anywhere I'm allowed
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muddyfuzzy View Post
I’ve got one of these but it’s a Gerber, the best I’ve used. I much prefer the hooked end to a normal machete profile. It’s light and you can swing the fire out of it without it wearing you out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The Gerber and the Fiskars are the same, I believe. I have one of those, and the Woodsman Pal. I also Have a BKT Patrol Machete, but I'm not sure that is still available.

Last edited by softpoint; 12-01-2019 at 11:11 PM.
softpoint is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-02-2019, 07:32 AM   #21
Allpublic
Four Point
 
Allpublic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Coldspring
Default

Lot of suggestions. Thanks. I'm probably going to get an Ontario, and trying to decide also between the Gerber/ fiskars style or the woodsman.
Allpublic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com