Samurait Sword in defense of home?

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

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Why the preference for a Kukri blade?
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skb12172 wrote:Why the preference for a Kukri blade?
For me? Well aside from it just being cool, it's basically a very versatile 'big knife'. Like a big camp knife you can chop and baton with, and yet still do other more precise tasks.

I couldn't get my hands on a, say, Camp Tramp or Chopweiler or the like (for Bussekin fans), but my knukuri is bigger, is up there in toughness, and much much cheaper.
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skb12172 wrote:Me too. What brand and model do you prefer?

I like using the cheap 27" - 30" inchers you can get at any surplus store. Can get a bunch, grind the edge off, and go to town practicing. And can store them in a lot of locations.

That said, I am thinking of investing in a couple of these, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016QT ... o_pC_S_ttl

One of the things I really like about using a stick is most of the movements are the same for knife and tomahawk. Tomahawk have some extra moves, especially on the backswing.
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As has been noted lots of times, the important thing isn't the weapon, it's the brain wielding it. It's having the will to fight back.

I once successfully dissuaded a couple drunks from mixing it up with me by picking up my barstool and looking crazy enough to use it. They decided my less-than-complimentary comments regarding their favorite baseball team (made in a chop-busting manner to a friend of mine who's a fan) didn't require them to engage in fisticuffs.
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It's a shame the services don't teach singlestick anymore.
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I was looking up machetes and came across the Ontario SP8 "machete" again. I'm sorry but a 10 inch blade makes it too short to be a machete in my opinion. I notice some other manufacturers of the equivalent refer to it as a survival knife. One thing that does interest me though, is the squared off "point" on it. I'm thinking that a careful hone job on it would let it be at least partially effective as a thrusting weapon but it wouldn't look like one :?:

Ontario does make a Kukri with a fairly decent rating.
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I have this, posted about it before:
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Here it is at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNP ... ge_o05_s00

I paid ~$45 for mine, price is up at $50+now. 18" blade, nicely made machete.
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Sharpening a Machete:
Found this on a Machete online sales site:
http://www.machetespecialists.com/how-t ... chete.html
Basically a fine edge for wet stuff like grass and a bigger angle for dry woody stuff. Also you can put sharpen both sides on some models to cut on a back stroke (or I suppose get better penetration).

I like the fact that the Kershaw has rubber grip. From what I've read that helps absorb the shock.
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I would pay $50 for that. I like Kershaw blades.
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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.
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