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Is a kukri a good substitution for a hatchet? It can chop wood

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Is a kukri a good substitution for a hatchet?

It can chop wood pretty well, but it can also be used for clearing brush and even cutting.

What are the disadvantages of one vs a hatchet?
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>>1094017
You must be a Nepalese manlet to handle it
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>>1094017
>Is a kukri a good substitution for a hatchet?
no
Hella good for beheading chickens though
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>>1094017
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kukri is a machete for cutting through bush

An axe is a wedge designed to split wood along its grain

There is and never will be a better hand tool for splitting wood than an axe
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>>1094017

They're alright, but dont expect to baton a good amount of wood with it.
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>>1094049
>>1094051
>>1094040
Thanks for the advice guys. I actually
Just spent a couple hours chopping wood with it and i now understand.
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>>1094049
So I guess now, which is better full size axe or hatchet if you can only take one
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>>1094049
A splitting maul is better

>inb4 splitting maul is an axe

Its a maul
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>>1094103
A boys axe which is sized in between the axe and hatchet
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>>1094017
>What are the disadvantages of one vs a hatchet?
There are none. Hatchets are for weekend warriors who car camp. "go chop some firewood son" "Hideyho dad, I'm on it"
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>>1094049
>kukri is a machete for cutting through bush
HAHAHAHA!! wew... man...
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I'd take a hatchet literally every time. UNLESS for some reason I wasn't allowed any kind of knife, and even then I might still take the hatchet. I carve a lot and almost all of my carving is with a hatchet.
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I had a mall ninja phase a couple of years ago and bought one from cold steel, but never used it til I went camping this summer. It was decent for batonning, but that's it.
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>>1094241
>cold steel

Well there's yer problem

A real kukri is so much more than the crappy cs copy.
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>>1094017
The genuine ones are top tier, but the normie ones like Cold Steel's are just machetes masquerading as something more exotic. As a general rule, if it wasn't made in Nepal out of an old Jeep's leaf spring, it's not worth it.
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>>1094017
They are made to deal with different environments. Choose the one that fits your location best.
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I use a "machete" but it's more like a bad as monster bowie knife. Great for splitting large to medium sized branches and cutting steak.
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>>1094274
This is retarded mentality.
Do you think they imbue it with some nepalise voodoo magic?
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>>1094017
>Is a kukri a good substitution for a hatchet?

Yes.

But only if it's a good Khukuri.
Not a tourist one, and not a thin machete style.
Good ones, like the type made by Himalayan Imports cost much more than a decent hatchet.
There are a lot of bad ones made in Nepal and India. Most actually, are pretty bad.

>>1094378
Not at all. The reason is Western Khukuris are more like machetes.

Nepali Khuks are thick and heavy.
They are made to chop wood same as hatchets and they do it at about the same efficiency.
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Considering the main thing I'd need a hatchet for is making kindling, there's no reason a khukrhi couldn't do the same job just as well. Just be ready to spend more for the same level of usefulness. I could see it being used as a large skinning blade and bone chopper.
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>>1094241
>and bought one from cold steel
>>1094245
>Well there's yer problem
>>1094274
>but the normie ones like Cold Steel's

>>1094127
Mine is a Cold steel and it blew through this fallen tree which by the way was larger than this "real Kukri"

>>1094427
>But only if it's a good Khukuri.
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>>1094724
Not saying it isn't a legit tool, but if you want the full khukri experience you need to get the genuine article. I just remembered that Cold Steel calls it the "khukri machete" as well, so I shouldn't be to harsh of them for false advertising.
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>>1094729
>but if you want the full khukri experience you need to get the genuine article.
Why would I do that when mine is better and only cost $20? Any Kukri coming from Nepal is a tourist Kukri they make for tourists to get money for there family's because they are poor. I'd buy one out of pity and hang it up on a wall.
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>>1094043
>bad wood
Fuck me, I laughed.
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>>1094122
>>1094122
>Its a maul

You're an idiot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splitting_maul
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>>1094742
>Any Kukri coming from Nepal is a tourist Kukri
False. Sure, there is a fair amount of tourist crap in Nepal, but you need to remember that the locals have been using that design for hundreds of years, so there's probably a reason.
As memey as the guy is, I think nutnfancy did a pretty good run down on it if you just kinda skip through the lulls of ranting to the good bits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgB6WpwGwO4
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Khuks are basically a meme knife; small axe/hatchet plus scierra saw combo is way more useful.
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>>1094043
kek
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I got a kukri house 3 chirra kukri, it'll chop and clear fantastically, if you're a big guy or a Gurkha Manlet. Just not as weight efficient of a design as an axe for chopping and splitting. Conventional axes can't into clearing brush tho, so kukri's are a bit more versatile in that regard. I'd recommend kukri house as they have appropriately thick blade stock and aren't a kukri machete. (My 3 chirra is 0.4"/ 1cm thick on the spine.) Just keep in mind the more traditional kukri handle designs aren't the most ergonomic or comfortable.
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>Oh no the trail is blocked by trees
Stand back citizens, I have a Cold Steel Kukri.
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>>1094043
The continuation of the original is much funnier. For a half minute.
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>>1094724
Cool, but yours is still a Khukuri shaped machete.
The more expensive Kukri from CS is much closer to a real Khukuri.


The reason I specified "good" is because there is a lot of tourist garbage, or stuff that is just too small like the British Army ones.
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>>1095175
>but yours is still a Khukuri shaped machete.
Yes because it looks nothing like a genuine Kukri.....
>caststanza.jpg
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>>1096285
Post spine width.
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If you want to batonny or chop but don't want to carry an axe, get a buck froe...they have a lifetime warranty and it says that it is specifically for batoning...so if you break it doing the batonny chop chop it is still covered.
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Picked this up a couple months back. Anyone got info?
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>>1094017
Isis sure likes them.
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>>1097946
which flea market did you pick that up in? hope you didn't pay more than 5 dollars.
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>>1098009
Good talk. Glad you posted.
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>>1094043
Very good technique
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>>1098477
>bear grills
>i'm literally shaking
okay this is a joke
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>>1098009

Who gives a shit about how much it cost and where he bought it?

Autistic gearfags think everything has to be 300$.
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>>1098518
>implying optimal performance gear can be had for under $300 a piece.

I'm (not) a robot.
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>>1094017
Question for anons: If money and weight is not an issue, would you rather have a real saber, a machete, or a kukri?
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>>1098982
What would we be doing with these items? If I am fighting bandits in the woods I would take a sabre, if I am clearing trails I would want the machete...I personally can never really see a situation in which I would want to carry a kukri...I would rather carry a nice bowie.
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>>1098982
>a kukri?
This
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>>1098982

Literally none of the above. Seriously, all you fucks in this thread, actually go /out/ then come back and realize you packed garbage you didn't even need. What the fuck are you even imagining using a saber for you goddamn troglodyte?

Saber
>have you ever worn a sword? It gets in the way and will piss you off fast. Like for real, after about an hour the badass feeling wears off and you realize it's pointless
>literally useless unless you need to take down some injuns or reanimated confederates, in which case a gun would be a much better idea anyway
Machete
>are you clearing brush? If the answer is no, leave it. b-but anon, you say, I'll totally use it for cutting branches and things! And a folding saw would do it better.
Kukri
>it's a shorter thicker machete. So you can kinda do machete things and kinda do axe things but do neither very well at all
>fucking leave it

If you need to chop wood, take a hatchet. I pretty much exclusively use mine for pounding in tent stakes.
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>>1097957
From what I've seen, they're more into tacticool garbage.
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>>1094017
If you use a knife for battoning you are retarded.
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