Tools of the Trade #1: The Machete

The machete is the quiet, country-born cousin of the knife and sword. It is largely employed in agricultural tasks, though has been the favored weapon in South American countries for ages. The machete is a descendant of the short sword, but is designed to be cheaply and easily made in large quantities, durable, and easy repaired or replaced. This is what makes it an ideal weapon for the majority of you to acquire and practice using. Continue reading