I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

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Fishtail Picklock
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I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by Fishtail Picklock » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:17 am

Is there a good replica that's worth buying with a blade that's 10"-11" long that can be used for real "dirty work" (personal defense) that is worth owning? The newer Boker 2.1 Smatchet is nice, but $400.00 is a lot of money.

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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by TRYKER » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:22 pm

what about TOPS maybe the anaconda ???
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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by natcherly » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:52 pm

Generic ones go for under $20, but you already have one of those. $400 is a lot of money, but if you want the brand name, that is what you pay. Is it worth it?

Years ago in Hong Kong, I asked a shopkeeper if the Gucci luggage he sold was real Gucci. He replied it was better than Gucci as it was made in Hong Kong! The logic escaped me so I didn't buy.

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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by Fishtail Picklock » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:51 am

TRYKER wrote:what about TOPS maybe the anaconda ???
Not familiar with either of these.

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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by kwackster » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:16 am

What is wrong with the Cold Steel Smatchet that you already have ?

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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by sammy the blade » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:56 am

Probably doesn't want to get blood all over it.

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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by Fishtail Picklock » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:16 pm

kwackster wrote:What is wrong with the Cold Steel Smatchet that you already have?
Nothing, but I would like to have a shorter, more rugged version that is thicker yet easier to wield.
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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by TRYKER » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Fishtail Picklock wrote:
TRYKER wrote:what about TOPS maybe the anaconda ???
Not familiar with either of these.

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https://www.topsknives.com/anaconda-7b
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Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

Post by Fishtail Picklock » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:53 pm

Thanks to all. I looked at the "TOPS" machete and decided to "shift gears". Instead, I ordered a Condor Tomahawk. It has 1075 Carbon Steel with a long "beard" on the bit of the "full-tang" 'hawk with a nice point for piercing cranial structures. (Works for me).

The wait begins.
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