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Searching for Machete Blank

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by AClark, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. AClark

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    Hi,

    Having made a few knives in the past I'm looking to try my hand at a machete fit for proper use, but can't find a blank anywhere.
    Anyone know where I can find a decent Machete Blank?

    Huge Thanks.
     
  2. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Blank? No mate. But you can buy very good machetes for under a tenner. The handles normally need tweaking a bit though.
     
  3. Buckshot

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    As Hill bill says, you may be better off getting a complete one and removing the handle yourself to put a new one on
     
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    you'll either need to take a shop bought machete apart as said, or have a blade made for you by somebody like me :) Taking a shop bought one apart would be the cheaper option though
     
  5. AClark

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    Alright, cheers guys, I guess I'll go with buying a complete one and tamper with it.
    Would somewhere like Cold Steel Uk do the trick - theirs look pretty good, or would you recommend anywhere else?
     
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    Try Nick Johnson, web site is Knives by Nick, all his contact details on on there and he may well be able to help.
     
  7. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    I'd recommend Tramontina as they can be had for less than a tenner and give you more options for them to be rehandled. The cold steel ones have plastic moulded handles, which would make it difficult. I have a CS and a Tramontina and the Tr is a better tool imo
     
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