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Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by The Heretic, Feb 11, 2017.
Love that movie!
Story of my life
Yeah, old Gerbers good!
New Gerbers bad!
Amazon emailed me this morning to tell me my parang will be here next week, looking forward to running it through its paces.
All mine have been bought in the last year or two
Chopped up some green fallen maple and alder trees today - 3 to 4 inches thick. Did a good job of it, although it took longer and more work than sawing through them with a gas powered chain saw pruner.
And I am receiving two more on Tuesday
Mine is due on Wednesday, and I have a price alert set up for if they go on sale again. If it's nice I would like to have one in every vehicle and one or two for the house. I use the OKC machete now but I like the idea of the parang style blade.
Do you have/use one of those pruning saws?
Japanese Pruning Saw - Garrett Wade
We have a fixed blade version similar to above (knock off-Coleman branded). Makes real quick cuts, especially if softer/live wood.
I have a bow saw, but I don't use it. I use this:
I like a Strong blade and well thought out Grip, most store bought stuff didn't have what I liked, if they did, was too expensive so I built a 2X72" belt grinder, a couple forges and now make Exactly what I want. BUSSE was the main contributor to my dislike of over priced blades.
CRKT makes some decent blades for the $$, Value is something we all seek and rarely find this day and age.
Hard to go wrong with Stihl.....
Got mine on Tuesday. Looks like a well built blade for the money. I'll hopefully give it a try this weekend out in the yard.
I got mine on Wednesday, it does look like a good blade, the handle is especially nice, looking forward to giving it a workout.
Yeah, I got mine Monday - two of them in a large box with no packing.
Not that they were damaged, but I can see why Amazon makes no profit - their shipping practices are poor. The box was about 90% dead air - you could put another 50 parangs in it.
I know they are all about speed and volume (and low cost and working their warehouse people half to death) but they have been in business for 23 years now and I think they would have learned by now how to make a decent profit on their retail sales and how to pack things for shipping - it is their computing services that are propping up their profits.
No sweat off my brow - I am pleased to get some value goods and services from them, but I am not impressed by how they ship things - from my perspective anyway.
I've had a cold steel kukri for about 20 yrs , used to sell woodsmans pals but they never cut like the kukri.
I have a Gerber brush hook, but it doesn't compare at all.
CRKT makes a fine blade. I got the M16 a bout ten years ago on clearance at Walmart for like $13, I noticed they're still making them and sell for around $40. They're a good little blade.
Reminds me, I should sharpen my knives tonight.