Cristobal BL: This machete IS more like a sword. It is essentially a cutting oriented sword that looks like a machete.
MDPrepper: Personally I'd go with the Golok for general purpose. . .though I prefer the Kukri in my terrain
KJV Prepper: also have you tried the camp 14 or 18 by kershaw? curious about thickness and what not.
KJV Prepper: which do you like best from the condor parang and the golok?
jqcyclops: Im with you.I have the"gator JR" and am unimpressed (Its my beater now),but the new line seems to be thicker and the sheaths look super nice.They have a new bolo and kukri I believe.
That being said,with your recommendation (Although the Kabar line looks good too,lol) Ill be putting a condor machete in my"amazon cart"real soon.Thanks again!!!
MDPrepper: No problem, always glad to assist a fellow prepper/survivalist. I don't like the gerber gator at all (great grip but terribly dull blade. . .I've got a vid on it) Haven't tried any of the newer Gerber's as I was unimpressed by the gator
jqcyclops: Thanks for the quick reply,I appreciate it.I suppose I should just look but have you did any reviews for the new gerber gator/bolo/kukri yet?
MDPrepper: Well let me say first that I'm very biased in favor of the Condor line of machetes. They're bigger, thicker, and heavier than most but I think they are certainly the most durable overall. Cold Steel is the best if you want to stay "low cost" but for heavy use and reasonable price I'd stick with the Condor Line (and I own plenty of Cold Steel Machetes but I always reach for my Condor for serious work)
jqcyclops: OK,I own several Cold Steel Machetes but am thinking on getting a more "premium"machete with a better sheath,nicer finish,etc.As far as machetes go,between condor/kabar/ontario,which one would you recommend? Im a hiker/camper/survivalist...
MDPrepper: Indeed!! Pick one up, you'll love it!
Airborne Creeper: you know, a machete, to use for my household chores :D
Forester226: Great review
Muayti: got 1 today :3
irish pikehunter: Condor are quickly becoming one of my favourite brands. The sheaths are quality.
MDPrepper: Yes it is!! Buy one. . .you'll love it!
MDPrepper: They're all convex grind
Charlie Shuldham: is it a scandi grind
MDPrepper: You'll love it!!
HB Hiker: Sold!!!
waveman0: my Condor golok is shaving sharp, wouldn't have it any other way.
MDPrepper: It's certainly heavy enough to do the job. I'd worry that it's only useful for slashing. I might look at the Cold Steel Gladius machete for defensive purposes. It can slash and stab in tight situations. For proper protection I'd recommend a handgun and shotgun combo.
J03ll30J: would this blade be good for house defence/robber protection?
DShiflet01: I'll second that! I have a fair number already, and I ordered their tapanga a couple days ago...and am already eyeing a few more!
MDPrepper: You can't own too many Condor blades. I own a bunch of them and they're all great. . .especially for the price
lordhelmet77: Condor blades are fantastic!! I just got the engineer bolo, what an awesome tool I can't say enough about how bad assed it is, I liked it so much I'm already eyeballing some of their other machetes .... The golok may be my next one...
feelngood0420: Been working on it with stone, it's getting there just gonna take awhile. 98% of it can slice paper, it's just that first inch or so of the grind. Someone else said it was like that on purpose, a sort of extended safety, I don't know. Thanks for response.
MDPrepper: I'd have to say "no" I own 2 condor goloks and both came very sharp
MDPrepper: I don't own either of those blades but knowing the makers I'd suspect the cold steel to come sharper out of the box but the condor to be better quaility overall (and can be easily sharpened)
feelngood0420: Is it normal for this to come with the first 2-3 inches of the edge completely dull, I mean rounded dull, unable to slice butter?
logan valcarce: Im looking at 2 machetes the condor panga and the cold steel jungle.
do you know which is sharper? which will last longer? and which is just better made?
Inilah Koran: please search on youtube if you like your golok "DEBUS LASKAR BANTEN BERSATU, 27 7 2011 "
MDPrepper: You'll love the Golok!
CreativeList: i bought the boomslang knife, couldn't be happier but now im eyeing this one.
MDPrepper: I haven't picked up their parang yet. . .might have to do so!! I think the root of this thread is just an ignorant kid. . .or maybe a drunk ignorant kid! It has the sound of youthful arrogance to me!
Scott Birse: A rapier is made for stabbing and is a sword..... A katana is made for slicing....... Oh its a sword too........ A longsword is designed to pierce plate armor and is also guess what a sword! Oh and A saber is a sword too. Suppose the root of this thread was written when drunk! MDPepper, nice reply. Oh and if you havent, buy the Parang from condor is wicked awesome!
MDPrepper: Sword is a generalized term and may refer to both double and single edged weapons and may be used for slashing or thrusting. A saber is a type of sword (more specically a "backsword")
romaing633: not a sword a saber a sword is made for stabing and does cut but not that mutch a slices and only one side cuts
MDPrepper: No blisters so far! I prefer the Kukri to the Golok but both are excellent machetes for the price
LCO213: I'm thinking about getting either the Condor Golok or the Parang, but I'm trying to decide. The Golok seems to have a more practical sheath. Does that big knob on the end of the handle on the Golok cause hot spots or blisters on your hands?
MDPrepper: Yep!! Only a few of my reviews are "loaners" but I state that in the vids
supertrooper195: do you own all the items you review?
MDPrepper: I've to the Golok and the Kukri. . .I prefer the Kukri overall
jhippl: nice vid
im looking to start saving up for a decent machete, but im not sure if i want a golok or a parang, do you have the condor parang and if so how does it conpair
MDPrepper: Sorry to hear about the sheath. I've had problems with one of my Condor sheaths but it was with the metal attachments not the leather itself
Nate Lund: My only complaint with this is that when I recieved it in the mail the sheath was ripped (it almosted looked like it was cut) at the loop where it connectes to your belt, other than that I think it is well worth the money and it will see alot of use by me in the near future.
footballpredatorx: ahh! another guy with a golok up his ass!
IanMShooter: I also have this Machete, it is very good quality
fecoinc: Mine came with a blade that needed a bit of work on the edge, but once sharpened to my needs, it's been awesome.
MDPrepper: Well worth the price and almost indestructable