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Paul Massad




Location: Southeastern, PA
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Wanted: machete         Reply with quote

Looking for an extreme duty machete. Must be at least 14in. long by 1/4 in. thick. Can spend up to $300. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Paul
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James Head





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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't think this is the proper forum group for such a request. Unless you are looking for an antique or historical reproduction.

If that's the case, I'd suggest getting yourself a Billhook or a Grosse Messer instead.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could try Ben Potter for a custom forged blade to your specifications, he does have an economy line that would be in your price range of $300 depending on design. ( Thinner stock )

http://www.seekyee.com/privateerarmoury/
http://www.seekyee.com/privateerarmoury/commission.htm

Although for a 1/4" thick blade the " QUARTERDECK LINE" starts at a bit more $500 to $1000 price range.

For factory blades Coldsteel has a large variety of types and styles of machetes but the stock thickness is closer to 2.75 mm

http://www.coldsteel.com/machetes.html

For thick bladed machetes you could look here: http://www.machetespecialists.com/mawithblforh.html
(I have no personal experience with this vendor).

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Bob Burgess




Location: Wiltshire UK
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try Blades Forum: http://www.bladeforums.com - a search for machete finds 105 posts... or better still buy a decent billhook - for $300 I'd also want it gold plated.... $30 will buy a good one....
Edge tool collector and historian, with a special interest in the billhook...
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Paul Hansen




Location: The Netherlands
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What do you mean by "heavy duty"?

A machete is designed to cut light vegetation, making it too thick would make it unsuitable for that task...
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