Modified & Inexpensive Companions


Cutting tools are not always perfect. Slight changes can make them satisfactory. Here is a picture of three of my woods companions. The Tramontina 14 inch bladed machete has a grip that is easily reground because it is made from soft wood, and also slightly grooved. The Nepal Service Kukri knife has its horn grip also ground off at the rear to make it more comfortable for swinging chops in my hands. It is also covered in bike inner tube. The discontinued Mora Triflex has grooves in the slippery handle and a “sweet spot” in the spine of the blade for striking a fire.


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