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.
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.
What a wimp!
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.
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?