Best Machetes in Texas

Khukuri, Bolo, Parang, etc
Pineywoods Patriot
Fair Weather Camper
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:34 pm

Re: Best Machetes in Texas

Post by Pineywoods Patriot »

I have an Ontario machete that has been cut down to "14 and has the heavier blade. I removed the plastic handle pieces and wrapped the handle area with paracord. It feels much better in my hand and doesn't blister my pinky finger like the plastic ones did. I'm in North East Texas near Longview and spend a lot of time in the woods and swamps. I used this machete for a wide array of chores like clearing trails, building shelters, making trap sets and even digging sassafras. Since I shortened the blade it no longer fits the sheath so I plan to make a new one from PVC pipe.
Day Hiker
Posts: 437
Joined: Sat May 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Location: Austin/Roundrock

Re: Best Machetes in Texas

Post by Bill »

I have to update this as the SOG is out, so is the big gerber parang. I have two new ones i use. I have the Gerber BG short parang and it is wonderful, one of the best items int he line as far as i have used. The other is a Kershaw camp 10, not really a machete as the blade is thicker but it is my Go to chopper most of the time now.
"Well, crap I left it in the other pack." Words of a bushcraft gear junkie.
User avatar
Wet Tinder
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:11 pm
Location: Kingwood

Re: Best Machetes in Texas

Post by Wildcat »

i use a parang most the time but i use my tramontina on occasion.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
Fair Weather Camper
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:57 pm

Re: Best Machetes in Texas

Post by metalaaron1 »

Tremontia for the win. X10

2 is 1 and 1 is none.
Post Reply