Spyderco Machete

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Spyderco Machete

Postby DaRTH SfaRi » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:03 am

does anyone else have any interest in seeing spyderco make an ethnic machete? Or am I alone on this one
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Postby DaBird » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:10 am

Sure --- a 14"-20" blade Barong would be cool !!!!

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Postby navajasound » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:41 am

I want a Spyderco Panga machete ! Or a big survival blade from spyderco .

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Postby J32A2 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:52 am

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Postby freeman7 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:07 pm

There already seems to be a large number of ethnic working type knives on the market in just about every price niche. I do not think this is a market that Spyderco needs to enter.

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Postby dj moonbat » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:41 pm

The big Hossom knife (Forager?) is basically a machete already.
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Postby navajasound » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:49 pm

dj moonbat wrote:The big Hossom knife (Forager?) is basically a machete already.
But it is discontinued .I can't get one .

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Postby Koen Z » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:57 pm

You can buy great machetes for just about nothing. What do you think Spyderco can add to a machete next to their name and a hole in the blade?

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Postby DaRTH SfaRi » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:49 pm

Koen Z wrote:You can buy great machetes for just about nothing. What do you think Spyderco can add to a machete next to their name and a hole in the blade?
Ur good thats exactly what im talkn bout...maybe a 16" bolo style...i prefer only Spyderco because im more of a quality over quantity person so those other companies are the equivalent to a 99 cent store item...CHEAP :D
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Postby Koen Z » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:58 pm

I respectfully disagree.

There are very decent machetes featuring a thin, convex ground toolsteel blade and a great handle for some money. I honestly don't know what Spyderco can improve about such a blade. The fact that they are very affordable doesn't mean it's not quality.

I like quality too, but what do you think Spyderco can improve on such a blade?

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Postby araneae » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:01 pm

I got a great Tramontina for about $8. No interest in a Spyder machete.
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Postby dgulbra » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:49 pm

If you want a high quality machete, ESEE make a great one for about 50 bucks
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Postby AmphibianTiger » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:14 pm

I think that there are enough machetes out there. Buy a knife companies machete, for ten bucks, sharpen it, be happy. They're not the most precise tools in the world, so I don't think there is any real need for a Spyderco Machete, although I'm sure quality would be amazing. But as Dgulbra said, there are already companies that are more established in the high-quality outdoor tool market.

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Postby grumpyphil » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:30 pm

A while ago, I bought what was being sold as a "WWII Pilots knife" on eBait. I have no idea if it really was used by pilots but it was cheap and I appreciate the oddity of it. It's about machete size and shape and is a folder. It was made by Case. I think the scales are Bakelite and the blade is some kind of carbon steel. I could see a Spyderco version of this thing. It would be awesome. I'd buy one for each hand

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Postby VashHash » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:37 pm

Grumpy I would llike to see pics of that

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Postby Jonj480 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:15 pm

I dont know about a Machete, but I would like to see a nice heavy chopper in M4. Even a dedicated skinning knife in S90V... Something about the size of a Para 2 as a fixed blade with a little more "sweep" to the blade in a good wear resistant steel (S90V!). That thing would be on my hip from the end of September to the beginning of February. Put a nice wide guthook on it.....

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Postby cckw » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:31 pm

There are decent machetes out there at low prices, and custom makers for anyone wanting something special. I think it would be a poor fit for Spyderco.

If you are looking for a machete, the Tramontina has a good reputation, it just needs a little work when you first get it. The USGI machete from Ontario is a good option. I have two of each of those. in gardening shorter is better, but if just clearing weeds the USGI is the trick. I don't have one of these but Condor has a good rep and is higher priced then the first two.

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Postby defenestrate » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:37 pm

I would be interested in principle, but Spyderco would not make one unless they had something to contribute in performance/value.
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Postby grumpyphil » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:53 am

VashHash wrote:Grumpy I would llike to see pics of that
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Postby jackknifeh » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:42 am

DaRTH SfaRi wrote:does anyone else have any interest in seeing spyderco make an ethnic machete? Or am I alone on this one
If you ask people on this forum if they want a metal object with a sharp edge you will never be alone. :D For me though I seldom use a machete and have a Cold Steel one that cost me $18.00. Even though I've bought more Spyderco knives than I need, every one is to be used. I doubt if I were to buy a machete that cost very much money. The Cold Steel machete has 1095 carbon steel and holds an edge fine for me. Believe it or not I can slice paper with it nicely which is probably not needed for a machete. I wanted to see if it would shave facial hair but my son wouldn't let me shave him. :mad: What a wimp! :D It does go through small tree limbs nicely though. Also, I use one so infrequently that I must make sure I have sturdy shoes on to protect my toes. :eek: I chop bushes and small tree limbs in the yard from time to time. But, if I used a machete more I would definately want a nicer one just because I like nice things and I know if Spyderco made it it would be nice. Even their value products are top notch as far as I'm concerned. If the quality of stainless steel makes a difference in price can you imagine how much an 18" M4 machete would cost? Is carbon steel cheaper?

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