The machete is an often-underrated outdoor tool. What might seem like a one-hit wonder as a slashing tool for clearing a path through drooping and entangled vegetation actually has numerous applications for the enlightened outdoorsman.
Yes, it does clear paths, but it also shaves wood for tinder, rips through saplings, hacks through small-diameter trees, can aid in breaking down game and handles plenty of other useful survival, hunting and camping tasks.
But not all machetes are the same. Sure, their general shape is fairly consistent, but steel quality, handle durability, overall construction design and the ability to be sharpened an
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