Samurait Sword in defense of home?

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by First Shirt » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:00 am

Condor makes some really good machetes, in a variety of styles, including a kukri-style blade. Good steel, holds an edge well, and not terribly expensive.

I've got a couple, and I'm pretty pleased with them.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by rightisright » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:58 pm

Greg wrote:I've always heard good things about Tramontina machetes. Supposed to be *extremely* good value, good quality for very, very cheap.

Seems to be Tramontina's angle. They have a line of cookware that's supposed to be 90% of what All-Clad gives you, for 1/3 the cost. I have a couple of their 7" Santokus, they were 2 for $12 at Costco. They're pretty good in an absolute sense, remarkably good for the money.
I've been very happy with my Tramontina stainless pots and pans from Costco. My lady has All-Clad at her place. I suppose a pro could tell the difference. I can't.

Looks like I'll give their blades a shot.

I've been using this: http://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-2-1249-9-K ... B001H53Q8A for hacking up shit around the yard and for camping. It's been serving well.

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by HTRN » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:32 am

Greg wrote:Seems to be Tramontina's angle. They have a line of cookware that's supposed to be 90% of what All-Clad gives you, for 1/3 the cost.
Tramontina Triply. Available only at Walmart.com. I wouldn't go so far as what you suggest, but they're between half and a third the price, for probably 3/4 the performance.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by Greg » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:39 am

HTRN wrote:
Greg wrote:Seems to be Tramontina's angle. They have a line of cookware that's supposed to be 90% of what All-Clad gives you, for 1/3 the cost.
Tramontina Triply. Available only at Walmart.com. I wouldn't go so far as what you suggest, but they're between half and a third the price, for probably 3/4 the performance.
Not just Walmart. Some nice reviews, some quite in-depth, online.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by Termite » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:25 am

toad wrote:I've often thought about this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Kukri- ... b_title_hi

It's cheap and so am I.
Toad,
I have one, and while the knife itself is doable, the sheath is garbage.

I also have a Kabar Kukri machete. It is much better than the Cold Steel, comes very sharp OOTB, and the sheath is vastly better.
It is well worth the extra money.
http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Knives-Mac ... ri+machete

If you insist on being a cheap old fart, get the S&W kukri machete. A friend has one, and it's better than the Cold Steel; particuliarly the sheath.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by toad » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:24 pm

Termite:
I've bookmarked that K-Bar Kukri.

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by D5CAV » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:08 am

Baseball bat is better

If I'm awakened in the middle of the night with intruder close by, I grab bat and engage.

If I have more time, I get firearm into battery.

I have a few firearms hidden around the house with ammo close by, but it still takes a few 10s of seconds to get into battery.

I'm a former fencer, so I usually have swords lying around, but I would grab one of the bats.

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by First Shirt » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:50 am

It comes down to two things: Range to contact (advantage - firearm) and rate of fire (advantage - ?)

What are you willing to settle for??

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by Jered » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:55 am

If you put a bayonet on your gun, you get the best of both worlds. ;)
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by g-man » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:50 pm

Jered wrote:If you put a bayonet on your gun, you get the best of both worlds. ;)
Doesn't the Type 30 sword bayonet from the Arisaka hit all these wickets?
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