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Where can I find a good machete in Bangkok?

Posted by daydreamfarmer on 10/9/2013 at 14:01

I'm looking for the heavy duty kind you see those guys using out in the bush (the kind that can take down small trees) not those whimpy butter knife things you find at home. Is there any place in Bangkok worth checking out?

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Posted by Snookieboi on 10/9/2013 at 15:06

weekend market?

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 10/9/2013 at 18:15

Any big market. Pratunam has them too.

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Posted by daydreamfarmer on 10/9/2013 at 21:38

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I figured the big markets would have something. My concern is finding a top quality one. I take it you've seen the type I'm describing.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 10/9/2013 at 21:47

i've seen really big ones in markets just sitting around, pretty damn dangerous

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Posted by MADMAC on 11/9/2013 at 00:33

Just out of curiousity why do you want a machete?

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Posted by sayadian on 11/9/2013 at 05:41

Madmac
This ad might give you a clue.
http://www.gerbergear.co.uk/Apocalypse/Gear/Gator-Machete-Jr_31-000759

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Posted by daydreamfarmer on 11/9/2013 at 07:44

Like the ad sayadian refers to I have a lot of vines, brush, cornstalks and what not to hack down on my property. A good machete would definitely make things easier. Plus hacking up old pumpkins in the compost pit is always good sport. I also think it would be a handy thing to have around.

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Posted by chinarocks on 11/9/2013 at 08:11

If we hear about a machete wielding whack job going around Bangkok beheading people in the next few weeks then I'm holding all the respondants here culpable.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 11/9/2013 at 08:59

(the kind that can take down small trees)
^^^^^
Thought it was obvious why he wanted it

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Posted by sayadian on 11/9/2013 at 11:50

Any one of those ubiquitous shops that sell things like rope, mosquito nets, baskets etc will have machetes. It's the same name in Thai so easy to ask for.

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Posted by daydreamfarmer on 11/9/2013 at 13:52

Don't most of the tuk tuk drivers carry them. I'll just ask one of those guys.

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Posted by MADMAC on 12/9/2013 at 00:02

I've never seen a tuk tuk driver carry a machete.

But yes, for farm work they are useful. No question there.

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Posted by sayadian on 12/9/2013 at 04:23

...and there are plenty of shops for farmers so it should be easy to buy one. I just wondered if the OP wanted something superior like a Gerber.

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Posted by daydreamfarmer on 12/9/2013 at 07:57

The tuk tuk reference was to a recent incident in Bangkok where the guy who got into it with one of his customers and hacked him up. Don't know that I would need a Gerber (although they look very impressive). I'm just looking for something that has a good thick blade and sturdy handle. The ones I find at home the blades are a very thin gauge which bend and wobble easily...pretty whimpy.

Thanks for all of the advice!

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Posted by sayadian on 12/9/2013 at 10:14

Just looked that up. It was a samurai sword not a machete and he was driving a pink taxi not a tuk-tuk. Killed an American in an argument over the fare. WTF next!

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