Comparing the Spetsnaz Spade to the conventional Machete to the Kukri machete to the Hatchet multi tool
When I was cutting down a tree in my yard the other day, I decided to compare the cutting power, comfort and usability of each of the tools pictured above and found some surprising results.
First I tried the machete – ( R40 – or $3US from Makro, made by Lasher in South africa )
on softer wood that was thinner than my thumb it worked quite well, but the blade stuck fast in logs thicker than my wrist, and the reverberation of the cutting stroke was not very pleasant,
while cutting into the wood that was as thick as your wrist, after some time, I found my arm getting tired and I was not making much progress, each cut would slice about half an inch into the cut.
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