Hey, I took your advice and bought one of these, it's nasty. I
thought if used for self defense you would have sharpened the false edge
on top of the blade, any thoughts?
Hi! I used the new Cold Steel Bowie Machete to cut down a medium size palm tre. The Bowie went through it like butter!
I think that one of the advantages of the bowie design over the classic Latin machete tip is that with that narrow clip point the bowie has its well suited for defense too if sharpened well.
I wouldnt touch up the false edge. Its good enough as it is. Try stabbing some water bottles or some other material and you'll see how easily it pokes into anything standing in front of it. Besides, in some places it might be illegal to have double edged knives, and at the very least, if you use it for defense it might cause you problems explaining why you did such modification. Other than sharpening, leave ti as it is, especially when you dont really gain anything by modifying it.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Posted by TheModernSurvivalist at 5:11 PM