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Which would you find more useful?
Poll ended at Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:55 pm
Kukri 73%  73%  [ 33 ]
Parang 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Machette 22%  22%  [ 10 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:34 pm 
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I chose the kukri because I like them best for my environment. However which one is best for you depends on your environment.

The canted, curved blade of the kukri provides a lot of mechanical advantage when cutting and the curved blade is more difficult to get stuck. This makes the kukri better for cutting thicker branches (and man made structures).

The long straight profile of the machette makes it superb for cutting dense underbrush or tall grass / weeds because you can get larger swaths in every swing.

I guess the parang is a compromise between the two, but I really don't like the squared end, it seems to have a lot of unnecessary material, making the blade heavier than needed.

So the question is what are you going to be cutting more often? Large branches, firewood and wooden structures or hacking through dense foliage? Do you already have a hatchet or axe available? The kukri is simply a compromise between a hatchet and a machete IMHO, that's why I like them.

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The Kukri is absolutely awesome in it's natural environment. There is one thing to be aware of, and that is the fact that it's center of gravity is forward and ahead. It can get away from you rather easily. Of course, this is the same reason that it takes off limbs very effectively.

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For me I chose the Machette. I've used a Kukri and they just feel weird to me, but I grew up on a Machette.

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Kukri! Even if its just because Gurkhas are pure awesome :D

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I chose parang, just because I've been digging the parangs that I've seen at various Filipino Martial Arts get togethers over years. Really though, given where I live, I choose an axe over all of the above, and a barong for the enviroments where those three would be called for.

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i chose machete because it works, its cheap and is damn scary looking.

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can you draw a kukri quickly from your side? crooked ass blade

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I had one of those saw-backed machetes once, til a bounce back nearly ripped my scalp open. Pass! Now I've a CS Seax machete.

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Like TTUShad already discussed, these are all made for different situations. Remember the old adage "The right tool for the right job"? That applies here.

A kukri is not designed to cut through light brush and vines like a machete. A machete is not designed to chop through limbs like a kukri. I have never used a parang before, but it looks to be designed for the same sort of job as a machete.

shemdogg, it is not difficult to draw a kukri at all. The sheath is designed with the blade in mind.

I love the kukri for my area. I see the real options being between an axe and a machete. Instead of carrying an axe, I like the kukri. You cannot use the kukri to chop down whole trees like you can with an axe, but it works surprisingly well on branches and limbs up to the size of your forearm. If you get a quality kukri, like from Himalayan Imports or Tora Blades, they are essentially bomb-proof. In fact, HI guarantees theirs for life.

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Veritas wrote:

shemdogg, it is not difficult to draw a kukri at all. The sheath is designed with the blade in mind.

If you get a quality kukri, like from Himalayan Imports .....

yeah i was thinkin about gettin the KA-BAR

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You may also want to look at this;

http://www.brigadeqm.com/cgi-bin/tame.e ... l=Bmail210

Have one myself. Blade's a good 1/4 inch thick, maybe a little lighter than Mr. Right Wing would like but serviceable.

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I may have to get me this 2.5 lb limb lopper :twisted:

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