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Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:01:14 PM »
I dunno if this thing is a machete or a sword, but its my new truck axe!

I got a KB 650, but it sucks on small stuff, this gonna fill the gap.  For hanging cams and tree stands.  I've used traditional machetes before but they suck for up here, twang and flex, this gonna chop

18 inch blade, got some heft

Kershaw camp 18, anyone use one?  I just took it out the box

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 09:08:15 PM »
I was out setting up a winter trail cam the other day.
And took this thing, for some harbor freight Chinese junk.
Man I was impressed. The saw on the back can cut branches .
Six dollars at harbor freight right now.

You had to pull down on the branch,while you cut or it gets pinched up. But it cut them ,I was shocked.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 09:13:53 PM »
Nice  :tup:

Haven't tried mine, but I can tell a feller ain't gonna wanna miss or cut through, and on to his leg

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 09:16:31 PM »
That harbor freight thing has been in my shop for like three years. It will go dull quick a leave me screwed at some point. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 11:12:39 PM »
Thatís awesome. Iíve been binging the last kingdom. Makes me want a sword. Maybe Iíll get one of those 😂

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 08:49:45 AM »
Had a Kershaw Camp 18 for a couple years, and used the heck out of it.  Was my favorite machete of all time.  Would slice right through a 2 1/2" branch with one swipe, and would ring like a bell when it did.  It actually made cutting brush fun again! 

Then, one dreary day, I cut through a tag alder about an inch or so thick, and after it wen through, it nicked about 1/4" of the blade tip on the bumper of an old trailer frame...something made a loud "tink".  My favorite machete broke almost exactly in half!  I sent pics to Kershaw, and told them the story.  They said they'd replace it.  It looks to me like a heat treat issue, as the grain where it broke is big, and sandy looking.

My wife bought me a 16" CRKT "Chanceinhell", and although the blade is a little short, and the handle is too short for my hands, I REALLY love the angle of the grip in relation to the blade.   
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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 09:08:13 AM »
Got one of these babies and it is sharp as a razor! Don't know how durable it is yet but it was cheap enough! Camillus Carnivore, The saw back is amazingly sharp but looks like it's shaped wrong on the teeth. I will let you know how it works out. I think it's 18" overall though so a bit shorter than yours would be. That things a sword!
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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 10:14:50 AM »
Had a Kershaw Camp 18 for a couple years, and used the heck out of it.  Was my favorite machete of all time.  Would slice right through a 2 1/2" branch with one swipe, and would ring like a bell when it did.  It actually made cutting brush fun again! 

Then, one dreary day, I cut through a tag alder about an inch or so thick, and after it wen through, it nicked about 1/4" of the blade tip on the bumper of an old trailer frame...something made a loud "tink".  My favorite machete broke almost exactly in half!  I sent pics to Kershaw, and told them the story.  They said they'd replace it.  It looks to me like a heat treat issue, as the grain where it broke is big, and sandy looking.

My wife bought me a 16" CRKT "Chanceinhell", and although the blade is a little short, and the handle is too short for my hands, I REALLY love the angle of the grip in relation to the blade.   

They modified the blade, no longer has a fuller and seems to have resolved that issue

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 10:15:55 AM »
Got one of the babies and it is sharp as a razor! Don't know how durable it is yet but it was cheap enough! Camille's Carnivore, The saw back is amazingly sharp but looks like it's shaped wrong on the teeth. I will let you know how it works out. I think it's 18" overall though so a bit shorter than your would be. That things a sword!

I hope you kept your receipt for an easy return.  :sry:

Mine sucked

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 10:29:54 AM »
Can't wait to hear your review after use.  For many years I bought machete after machete, just to be disappointed.  Last year I broke down and bought a Woodsman's Pals and couldn't be any happier.  It chops and cuts better than any tool I have ever used.  It is a trail building machine.  It is a little pricy....but so far well worth the money. 

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 10:36:40 AM »
Ya, I couldn't bring myself to buy that, but I suspect this one I got isn't going to keep up to that either.

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 12:50:54 PM »
Got one of the babies and it is sharp as a razor! Don't know how durable it is yet but it was cheap enough! Camille's Carnivore, The saw back is amazingly sharp but looks like it's shaped wrong on the teeth. I will let you know how it works out. I think it's 18" overall though so a bit shorter than your would be. That things a sword!

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2021, 01:22:09 PM »
Can't wait to hear your review after use.  For many years I bought machete after machete, just to be disappointed.  Last year I broke down and bought a Woodsman's Pals and couldn't be any happier.  It chops and cuts better than any tool I have ever used.  It is a trail building machine.  It is a little pricy....but so far well worth the money. 

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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2021, 02:43:58 PM »
I have this one for a camp knife. razor sharp, heavy blade.
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Re: Machete? Sword? Kershaw camp 18
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2021, 08:02:10 AM »
I dunno if this thing is a machete or a sword, but its my new truck axe!

I got a KB 650, but it sucks on small stuff, this gonna fill the gap.  For hanging cams and tree stands.  I've used traditional machetes before but they suck for up here, twang and flex, this gonna chop

18 inch blade, got some heft

Kershaw camp 18, anyone use one?  I just took it out the box

I like it. I keep a standard issue machete in the truck, but the just don't have the weight or backbone to perform well for anything but the lightest duty.

 


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