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Favorite Cold Steel machete and why?

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Woodcamo Nut, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. ponykid


    Sep 14, 2015
    was just about to get a 12" Bowie. sounds like they are not as good?
  2. ichor


    Aug 27, 2002
    Not as good as what? In what way?
  3. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    I just got a kukri machete from academy. super choppy yet light and fast. Not too fond of the coated edge but for $22 I'll get over it. Overall pretty badass.

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  4. dogstar


    Jan 23, 2011

    The 12" barong - good chopping power, compact, stabby point, tough as nails.
  5. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    My new favorite, its like a survival knife/axe/machete combo. Fun as hell.

  6. ichor


    Aug 27, 2002
    My favorite as well
  7. MichaelMyers


    Dec 10, 2015
    I want the 12" barong. Can't get it anymore. The 18" one is too long and blade heavy for my use.
  8. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I got a half dozen + cold steel machetes. I like the sword versions best but the kopis the best of that bunch. Handle shape works and has a kukri shape that cuts deep and hard. Ive chopped it all down here in the jungle swamp and this one beats most.
  9. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    the most portable machete: Talwar XL
  10. berzerker


    Jan 27, 2002
    Added another favorite after camping in the White Mountains this weekend: 13" Tanto Machete. Did everything from splitting wood, slitting open storage bags, and scraping kindling, to opening bacon packages. Between it and my mini-Recon Clip point, the Garberg saw no action and the SAK just opened cans of chili. No, I didn't rough it. Family, two (elderly) dogs, two tents, in an excellent NH state park.
  11. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    The tanto caught my eye recently as well, can't beat these blades for the money.

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  12. Mike Sastre

    Mike Sastre Custom Crafted Concealex Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 23, 1999
    I like the Tanto Machete as well .. actually most of the CS machetes. Can't beat them for "bang for the buck".
  13. MichaelMyers


    Dec 10, 2015
    The 12" bowie machete is great. Good weight and balance. Just need to grind the edge to a nice acute angle. Only thing I would prefer over it is the 12" barong which is no longer made.
  14. SOG_CDR


    Jun 30, 2010
    I have a Panang by another maker which is a chopper, slicer, skinner. I do like the Bolo and Magnum Khukri from Cold Steel.

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  15. syco1138


    Jan 8, 2014
    I've got the Chinese War Sword machete. Love it!
  16. HeaverCleaver

    HeaverCleaver Banned BANNED

    Nov 7, 2016
    I just bought (2) CS Heavy Machetes. Very powerful & I "cleaver" look. Definite denoggin-nizer!
  17. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    I prefer the 12" Bowie machete since it is so similar to the Natchez. The only other mahete that I currently own is a Kukri type.
  18. ichor


    Aug 27, 2002
  19. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    The blade shapes are so similar that you can put the Natchez Bowie in to the Bowie Mahete sheath.
  20. ichor


    Aug 27, 2002
    Oh. Never noticed.

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