Go Back   Ukbladesforum.co.uk > The Cutting Edge > Big Blades: Machetes, Pangas, Parangs and Axes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21-10-2009, 05:03 PM
Deerhunter's Avatar
Deerhunter Deerhunter is offline
Jedi Master

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Posts: 1,138
Deerhunter has disabled reputation
Default Martindale Golok

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



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.



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'.
__________________
Finish your training you must......
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22-10-2009, 08:03 AM
Red Kite's Avatar
Red Kite Red Kite is offline
Pork life

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Midlothian, Scotland
Posts: 183
Red Kite has disabled reputation
Default

I've seen that Mamba! Great gesture.
__________________
Je suis prest
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22-10-2009, 06:56 PM
siberianfury's Avatar
siberianfury siberianfury is offline
im a lvl 10 bushcrafter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: deepest, darkest somerset
Posts: 1,374
siberianfury has disabled reputation
Default

i have one of those goloks, theyre great tools, however i doubt they could ever match up to the mamba.
__________________
my forum http://www.wildernessedge.co.uk/forum/index.php
Bushcraft's Elmer Fudd!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-11-2009, 09:59 PM
stomper64 stomper64 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
stomper64 is on a distinguished road
Default

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,

reducing it to a stick tang limits the vibration when chopping,
Chris.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Geoff bos's Avatar
Geoff bos Geoff bos is offline
For a few dollars more

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northants
Posts: 1,584
Geoff bos is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks good chris

Geoff.
__________________
We all know the way, but few actually walk it
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16-11-2009, 10:20 PM
Celt_Ginger's Avatar
Celt_Ginger Celt_Ginger is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 412
Celt_Ginger has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stomper64 View Post
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,

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
__________________
NIBA
www.bushcraftni.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-11-2009, 07:50 AM
Deerhunter's Avatar
Deerhunter Deerhunter is offline
Jedi Master

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Posts: 1,138
Deerhunter has disabled reputation
Default

Nice job there Chris, it looks great. They're a bit soft don't you think ?
__________________
Finish your training you must......
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-11-2009, 09:34 AM
stomper64 stomper64 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
stomper64 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-11-2009, 09:50 AM
Deerhunter's Avatar
Deerhunter Deerhunter is offline
Jedi Master

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Posts: 1,138
Deerhunter has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stomper64 View Post
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.
__________________
Finish your training you must......
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Red Kite's Avatar
Red Kite Red Kite is offline
Pork life

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Midlothian, Scotland
Posts: 183
Red Kite has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhunter View Post
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.
__________________
Je suis prest
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.