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Deerhunter 21-10-2009 05:03 PM

Martindale Golok
 
I've had this for a few years now, and it's been used regularly in Africa.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ZxGU5QgdT_I/St...2/DSCN1668.JPG

As you can see the blades had a beating !
The Handle is beech, but I've whipped some sisal cord onto it to absorb
sweat and make a better grip, it makes it a tad to big for my hand, but I've never dropped it or lost control of it.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ZxGU5QgdT_I/St...2/DSCN1669.JPG

The sheath is just stitched and riveted canvas with a leather throat.
The file in the small pouch on the front is for sharpening it in the field.
The metal is very soft, so the file works well.

The Mamba that Bernie made for me will replace this, and so I'm giving the golok to one of the local lads in Kenya whose always admired it as the local pangas are, shall we say, ' lacking'. ;)

Red Kite 22-10-2009 08:03 AM

I've seen that Mamba! Great gesture.

siberianfury 22-10-2009 06:56 PM

i have one of those goloks, theyre great tools, however i doubt they could ever match up to the mamba.

stomper64 16-11-2009 09:59 PM

Hi this is my first post, i have to agree with Deerhunter the Golok is a good tool once you regrind the bevel, here's what i did with mine,
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...4/PICT0817.jpg
reducing it to a stick tang limits the vibration when chopping,
Chris.

Geoff bos 16-11-2009 10:10 PM

Looks good chris ;)

Geoff.

Celt_Ginger 16-11-2009 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stomper64 (Post 7727)
Hi this is my first post, i have to agree with Deerhunter the Golok is a good tool once you regrind the bevel, here's what i did with mine,
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...4/PICT0817.jpg
reducing it to a stick tang limits the vibration when chopping,
Chris.

That looks great. You would hardly think it was the same tool. Top job

Deerhunter 17-11-2009 07:50 AM

Nice job there Chris, it looks great. They're a bit soft don't you think ?

stomper64 17-11-2009 09:34 AM

Deerhunter if your refering to the steel then yes it's a tad on the soft side but as you said it makes it easier to sharpen with the file in the field, no point in having ablade that you have to run back to a belt sander every time the edge needs touching up, not allways convienient if you know what i mean. for there's not many work horses as good as the martindale,
Chris.

Deerhunter 17-11-2009 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stomper64 (Post 7758)
Deerhunter if your refering to the steel then yes it's a tad on the soft side but as you said it makes it easier to sharpen with the file in the field, no point in having ablade that you have to run back to a belt sander every time the edge needs touching up, not allways convienient if you know what i mean. for there's not many work horses as good as the martindale,
Chris.

I agree, It will be interesting to see how the Mamba does in Africa with it's harder heat treatment.

Red Kite 17-11-2009 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deerhunter (Post 7760)
I agree, It will be interesting to see how the Mamba does in Africa with it's harder heat treatment.

Look forward to seeing the pictures in time. :D


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