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Some of the comments are weird
by: Anonymous

FWIW, Ka-Bar lists the weight of the Kukri Machete at 1.7 pounds, not 1.46. And Gerber lists the weight of the Gator Jr. at 14.30 oz. So there's a reason the Ka-Bar felt heavier than the Gerber.


Re: one of the comments on this page, I can't imagine being glad that my government restricts what I can and can't own as far as tools. Imagine if your government decided you shouldn't have axes or chainsaws. Imagine if that ssame government had decided that opening a wildlife park complete with crocs and other dangerous animals was a no-no. Then again, if "hunting crocs" were illegal, maybe Steve Irwin would still be alive, since he wouldn't have been mucking around where only fools would go...

Would it be so bad living in a place where you're allowed to have a blade like the Ka-Bar or the Gerber, but YOU get to decide whether you want one or not?

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KaBar Kukri vs Cutlass
by: Zooper

DarylD
Would love to get some feedback re the above two (once you have your Cutlass of course). Deciding on which one to buy....both look like great tools.

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Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete
by: DarylD

I have the Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete coming in and I'll be comparing it to the Black Kukri Machete. It should be an interesting comparison, as I have some undergrowth and small trees to remove.

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Kukri as an all around tool
by: Zeb

I live in So Cal, which most people associate with Disneyland, Beverly Hills and Steamed cups of milk with a splash of sweetened coffee. But we also have excellent resources for the outdoorsmen (and women).

As a trail guide I used to carry a Kukri style blade. (it was actually a version that was made by Gerber in the early 90s and weighed about 2 lbs).

It was easier to carry than an axe and was far more versatile. An axe is all but useless as a tool for cutting through brush or thickets of bamboo. The Kukri, on the other hand, can remove swaths of under growth and overgrowth with a couple swings.

As far as battling crocs with it, well, I wouldn't want to battle a croc with any knife, but if I had to? The Kukri would probably be near the top of the list.

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Crocodiles?
by: DarylD

For crocodiles I would prefer a .30-06, .308, or a 12 gauge slug and not a long axe. You folks in Australia may get close enough to get chummy with crocodiles but too chummy can make one yummy.

The review was about these devices as survival tools and not as defense tools against crocodiles and other such critters (he says, laughingly).

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Really?
by: Shaykh Idris

I am so glad that I live in Australia, where such choppers are totally unnecessary, & illegal in all states but those that only fools venture into. These weapons have no power against crocodiles, for example. Anything longer than 6" is a waste of steel IMHO: that is why we have small axes.

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