ESEE Expat Libertariat Machete
ESEE Expat Libertariat Machete
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Useful for hacking aside brush, chopping wood, cracking open tough fruits and veggies, and more, the ESEE Expat Libertariat is part of a limited-edition run of just 550 pieces. Weighing almost a pound and measuring over a foot long, it’s got serious size to breeze through tough chopping tasks Read More

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devinfalk
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Sep 25, 2019
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Was informed this was available, but it’s sold through?
Sep 25, 2019
Kavik
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Sep 17, 2019
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Why did this close early? There no mention of a limited number of stock....?
Sep 17, 2019
Calaverasgrande
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Sep 16, 2019
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Been watching the latest season of Mindhunter* and this looks like it's just the right thing. *honestly, not as good as the first season.
Sep 16, 2019
Kavik
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Sep 16, 2019
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Lots of negative commentary on this one, but it catches my eye every time it pops up... With a $25 credit on my account, I think it might be time to finally give it a shot. For less than $25, how could I go wrong, right?
Sep 16, 2019
Kavik
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Sep 16, 2019
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Lol i think it might have a little more usefulness than that.... Not as much as a real machete, but I can prune the shit that grows behind my car in the parking lot my useless landlords never maintain There is S&H to say on this one, unfortunately, but it's only a couple of bucks
Sep 16, 2019
Kavik
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Sep 16, 2019
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Buuut...... Why couldn't they do a better job spacing those handle pins? 😩
Sep 16, 2019
reswright
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Jun 27, 2019
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It isn't a machete but following a word like 'libertariat' you understand that they're kinda making things up anyway. I dig it because it's low tech and fixed and old school but with these odd dimensions, I struggle to connect it to a real life use that I'd find myself wanting to use it for. I think this is kinda a work knife for someone who needs that long straight rectangular blade and scrape edge for some specific purpose. If you have that purpose, you get this knife. if you don't, you don't. Been meaning to get a Condor ever since I learned they got founded by an old school Solingen firm back in the day -- in El Salvador of all places. I've looked at this one a few times because I also like ESEE and the blade's kind of striking, so I've thought about getting it more than once... but I don't want to get a working knife just to hang it on the wall and I think that's what i might end up doing with this one were I to give in and buy it.
Jun 27, 2019
SDante
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Jun 26, 2019
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That is an oversized clever, not a machete. A machete is curved to help cut, a straight blade puts uneven pressure and will jam. A machete is good a kukri is better, this thing is a decoration.
Jun 26, 2019
batsy0219
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Sep 17, 2019
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This actually makes sense.
Sep 17, 2019
Fixall
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Sep 19, 2019
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I gotta wonder if you've ever used something like the Buck Froe or Liberiat as a standard froe then. I've literally never had the Buck go off track when using it as a Froe. The grain of the wood prevents this. Comparing the 18" shingle froe I have on hand compared to the Buck Froe, there is no difference in the ease of making a straight cut. The only difference is that Buck requires you to bend down slightly more since it doesn't have a vertical handle, but has the added benefit of being able to be swung in a pinch. I prefer this particularly when car camping as it allows me to split kindling without dangerously swinging a small hatchet and is much less awkward to pack then a standard froe, while again having the added benefit of being able to be swung in a pinch, which allows me to leave the machete at home (which is RARELY used by me when car camping, but is occasionally useful).
Sep 19, 2019
Axeguy
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Jun 26, 2019
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Honestly, when you really want to chop, an axe is your most efficient option. Traditional machetes in their various forms around the workd tend to be optimized to the tasks asked of them. (E.g., how leafy and dense the foliage is that requires removal.) This product is too short to take advantage of the momentum and power needed to get through dense jungle foliage. I'm sure it's useful for as much as you can imagine doing with it but not terribly efficiently executed. Advantages: easy to load out and can be handled by everyone. (Frankly, if cutting is your hobby or sport, consider Bark River's Battle Cleaver—if you can find one—at slightly longer and a hefty 37oz, mine gets the job done in one swing but who wants to pack that much convexed A2 tool steel?)
Jun 26, 2019
Benzo
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Jun 25, 2019
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Same / cheaper online With no long wait.
Jun 25, 2019
Scootin
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Mar 29, 2019
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wood handle has some damage from the sheath snaps
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Mar 29, 2019
bearstampede
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Jun 27, 2019
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You can get those superficial dents out using a clothes iron (although I've found a soldering iron gives more precision and higher temp) and a moist towel/paper towel. Just place the wet paper towel over it and roll the soldering iron back and forth a few times for 1-2 seconds until the dent is gone. The steam forces itself into the wood, causing it to expand back to its original shape. Any wood that dents that easily was finished using something natural like Tung Oil or a soft wax. Don't bother getting upset about dings like this; it's part and parcel of using a natural finish.
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Jun 27, 2019
Axeguy
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Mar 16, 2019
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Turnips! You be goin' down...hard!
Mar 16, 2019
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