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Old 02-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
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I used to carry one on my Honda 3-wheeler to whack down the thistles growing next to my makeshift racetrack. I would slide it in side the frame from the rear, extending up next to the airbox. Once in place, a small bungee cord could be hooked through the lanyard hole in its handle to keep it from sliding out. It was nearly invisible, and could be handy in seconds (not that I was in a hurry).
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Double H View Post
And, Machete don't text.
Such an awesome movie. I just keep my kukri in my great basin and don't generally take it out if I go for a little rip. However if I were to do it I'd want it on my right hand fork leg, up high so I could use it from the drivers seat for quick stuff like jousting and such.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #18
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Don't strap anything to your back that can be carried on the bike. It isn't worth the risk IMHO.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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well i hacked up an old backpack and duck taped the sheath to it on an angle. works quite well for walking in the woods or around the camp site, and i think it should be safe for travel, too. another backpack will easily fit over it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #20
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Woodsman Pal

I carry the Woodsman's Pal. Combines the best of the machete with a vine hook and works as a hammer as well. Most of the US Forest Service guys I flew on the forest fires carried them and after really looking at their multi role and reasonable price I went with it. It comes with a canvas sheath and straps to the bike or on to your Camelback. My .02 cents FWIW
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by SwollenCranium View Post

I use my Gerber 18" on all my trips. On foot, bike or other. I usually just strap it to my CamelBac.

Heavy enough blade for deep cuts but not too heavy. Swings comfortably and effectively.

I've owned this one for ~3 years, sharpens to a razor's edge and holds it fairly well.

The saw back is a functional piece and I've taken many tree limbs with it.
Awesome tool! Just picked one up from, had the best price for Canada, $33.26 delivered.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #22
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Here's my trail clearing setup:

If the chainsaw is not needed, the machete slides right into the chainsaw bar cover.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #23
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I also carry the 18" Gerber machete.... perfect size
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #24
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In the past I've carried a hatchet and a machete, but find a folding saw the most useful. This is a SOG folding saw, it's blade is about 10" and I picked it up for about $10. I zip tye the sheath to the upper fork leg, it's light, accessible but out of the way, and doesn't pose a danger to the rider. I could probably mount a small machete or Kukri in the same spot.

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #25
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Like surferchris, I like folding saws best.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:04 AM   #26
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i carry a silky sugoi 14" saw on my quad and a similar stihl 12" saw on my wr250f. these little saws are a hot knife on butter and well worth the big bucks i paid for them.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:51 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Anticyclone View Post
Here's my trail clearing setup:

If the chainsaw is not needed, the machete slides right into the chainsaw bar cover.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #28
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My friend bought this as a "gift" for my upcoming month long journey. I'm guessing a machete would actually be helpful around camp. And great for fending off all the rude Canadians.

No idea where to mount it. Crash bar seems to work, probably need to do it clutch side to avoid heat off of headers.

Regardless, it looks pretty funny.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by oj may View Post
Cold Steel Kukri, 12" blade, 18" overall.

Just put it on the seat and sit on it,,,,, what could possibly go wrong?
I like mine, but I dislike the sheath. My previous machete went to the bottom when the canoe flipped on a wood cutting run from the campsite, so I decided to try the kukri style. Excellent for chopping, but the sheath is fiddly. I'd like a sheath I could just slip the knife in and secure with a snap.

Haven't strapped it to the bike, yet.

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #30
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The kukri by Cold Steele is amazingly strong. A guy in you tube spent hours attempting to destroy it. Check it out.

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