James Hart: Unfortunately, Americans have been taught to believe that machete's have to
be thin and flexible, but in reality, a machete used in a real jungle are
often heavy and thick so they will last long and stay sharp. I just ordered
one for myself, and will use it to clear lots of brush. For those who say
its too heavy, just remember to let the blade do the work, use your arm for
control. Stay Frosty.
presterjohn71: After owning one for a while I can honestly say although it is good at some
things I regret buying it. For bushcraft and shelter building a Parang
would have been a better choice ( for me at least).
13:12am: i know this is not that important, but i need to scratch this itch... golok
is golok, and machete is machete, its different, so its not golok machete
(even if the seller (condor) said so ) im from indonesian, and there is no
such thing as golok machete, even though their purpose are basically the
same :D nice video btw, sorry im talking something O.O.T.
docwilkey: Great blade!
Přemysl Šedý: I havejust made a comparison of cutting tools including 2 Condor blades.
One them is this one. I have to say, jis is probably the worst machete, I
have ever met. it loks great, but in the forest, You need things to work,
not only to look great. This tool is holy crap.
shadowalker1776: Been thinking about picking up one, thanks for the info.
DShiflet01: That's a nice looking blade. I like the golok style, but $215 for a real
Indonesian golok is a bit more than I care to go for, this makes a nice
MDPrepper: Indeed!! Pick one up, you'll love it!
KJV Prepper: which do you like best from the condor parang and the golok?
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?
MDPrepper: They're all convex grind
PrepperJr: Will you do a video on your favorite marine kabar fighting style knives? I
want to get a some good one for less than 100 each, I love love love the
SOG ones but no way in hell I'm paying 250+ dollars for a knife
MDPrepper: You'll love it!!
MDPrepper: Yeah it's a great "machete" though I think machete is too light a term for
this thick/virtually indestructable blade!! Glad you like the vid!! MDP
Drew Davidson: Great tool, i would like a Kydex sheath for mine though.
Muayti: got 1 today :3
irish pikehunter: Condor are quickly becoming one of my favourite brands. The sheaths are
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)
MDPrepper: @sugerbear520 Thanks. . .it's an amazing machete!!
fastacker2: I finally got my golok. the price went up and they ran out of sheaths, so I
made my own sheath with rivets and some PVC rain gutter. Found a youtube on
how to soften the PVC in boiling water. Only took a short while to make the
sheath and it came out great. Fits snug and no worries about leather
retaining water and rusting the blade.
vinosd773: Its good but is it a zombie killer?
TheGame: @PrepperJr Always nice to see people who think 250 is a lot for a blade. I
have a few over that. But I am serious, I enjoy people who like blades but
don't get so into them to pay a lot.
MDPrepper: Thanks, I always seem to underestimate the ignorance of some people
ATOMIC VAPOR: 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? thanks logan
MDPrepper: Personally I'd go with the Golok for general purpose. . .though I prefer
the Kukri in my terrain
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!
MDPrepper: Well worth the price and almost indestructable
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
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
Airborne Creeper: you know, a machete, to use for my household chores :D
exionem: How would you compare this to the kukri machete style blades ? Thanks!
Charlie Shuldham: is it a scandi grind
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: You'll love the Golok!
MDPrepper: You'll love it!!
MDPrepper: @LastOrder90 Thanks. . .it's amazing tool. . .and also very pretty. I may
do a vid after I refinish it (not sure if I'm going to refinish the handle
but I probably will) Thanks MDP
Forester226: Great review
MDPrepper: No blisters so far! I prefer the Kukri to the Golok but both are excellent
machetes for the price
MDPrepper: @Helikaon9 Glad you liked the vid. The Golok is an amazing bushcraft tool
and amazingly low priced if you don't get the leather sheath (still great
with the sheath but less than $25 for just the blade). A tremendous value
in my opinion and well finished/pretty also. Later, MDP
TheKodiak72: lol you kid..
MDPrepper: @PrepperJr I can probably pull something together for far less than $100. .
.I'd say $50 to 60 for a nice knife is all you really have to spend
thenrylee: Beautiful piece of iron. I don't own one, but enjoying your video, I'm not
sure if I wouldn't prefer the spine being straight as opposed to it's curve
at the end. Probably not a big deal. I would have liked a demonstration on
sharpness (paper), clearing, and as a heavy chopper. Great vid.
KJV Prepper: also have you tried the camp 14 or 18 by kershaw? curious about thickness
and what not.
Laskar Orang Kayo Hitam Melayu Jambi: golok is from indonesia. u freak
HB Hiker: Sold!!!
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
MDPrepper: Kydex would be more practical. . .but I like the classic look of the leather
supertrooper195: do you own all the items you review?
MDPrepper: It's a great machete. Highly durable and well worth the price (go ahead and
buy the sheath as well. . .it's worth it)