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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:25 pm 
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I've been building up my zombie survival kit and have a few cool weapons to fend of hoards. I have a Kel-Tec SU-22 with a pistol grip and upgraded Magpul MOE stock, and a Magpul angled grip (Truglo red/green dot sight and an 80rd Black Dog drum next). I also have a small pocket rocket Taurus TCP .32acp with a Crimson Trace laser and pinky grip extender... Now I just need to chose a machete for slashing zombies and/or chopping fire wood. Lookin into the Ka-Bar kukri and the Bear Grylls parang... I like them both for different reasons...

Kukri Pros: shorter blade, heavy front end, love the black on black, I'm Indian so I'm supposed to like this better
Cons: heavier, don't really know if I want that much power in the blade
Parang Pros: cool blade style, Gerber is willing to laser engrave "Protect Ya Neck" on it for $5, almost 1/2 the weight, hand can't slip up and get cut
Cons: gay-ass orange on handle, longer blade

Anyone have any experience with them both and have any ideas for which would be better for protection AND fire wood prep?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:05 am 
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The parang probably is more all round useful (or invaluable...)

If it's bad ass with a twist of "indian" culture meets zombiehunter culture you're after have you looked at Cold Steel's Kukhris?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:29 am 
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I love my Ka Bar kukri, the way I see it is the kukri is a large knife, the parang a machete. Which is more versatile to you? Me, the large knife.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:55 am 
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I love my Ka Bar kukri, the way I see it is the kukri is a large knife, the parang a machete. Which is more versatile to you? Me, the large knife.

<------------ Is just being a dick. :wink:

Yeah, you're right.

OP, get one of these...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:17 am 
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I have the original CS Kuk, the CS kukri machete, and the BG parang. Handle color aside, I would recommend the Parang for a starter. The shape is a bit easier to get accustomed to chopping with than the kukris

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:22 am 
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KABAR cutlass

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its better than the kukri, I have put them side by side and the cutlass is leaps and bounds better



*eta* just realized the OP is still in the "how am I going to kill zombies" phase...

I thought you were looking for a good machete for bushcraft


not that I am knocking killing zombies, someones gotta do it 8-)

but priorities should be

water
Fire
Food
Shelter

the above 4 get reordered based on your Areas priority's

you have to survive the initial chaos if you want to kill zombies

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:19 pm 
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My girlfriend got me a KABAR Kukri for my birthday. It's pretty sweet. I've only used it for cooking so far.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Can't say anything about the "Bear" parang, but have the Kabar. Had it for 4 years now. It is a great knife, I use it for "garden" work all the time as well as camping for all the things you might want a hatchet for. I have had great success with it. The sheath on the other hand is a monumental piece of crap. I have been through 2 of them now, and in Kabar's defense, they replaced them for free.

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I have a kukri... but im not sure if i dont really like it maybe its cause its a cheapo? but i know i like my big knifes and machetes, they just feel more natural in a swing.. the kukri feels like it wants to fly outta my hand everytime i swing it..

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The Ka-Bar Kukri is a great value, I wish it had a better sheath. I also have the Cutlass, I like it better. Both are on the softer side of tempering, which is good for a hard use tool. The edges come very sharp, and the handles are large, or a bit fat.
I guess the Kukri is better for a thrusting stab, due to the angle and the swedge on the top. The Cutlass is a better camp tool, but the Kukri can make due.
I stay away from Gerber's marketing crap, they're everywhere, Dick's, Wal-Mart, Sportsman's Warehouse, etc. etc.. All the while, numerous other companies offer better machetes and knives, but I guess they don't have Bear's face on them?


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