I am neither an ardent supporter, nor an ardent opponent of the machete. I associate them primarily with Tramontin products, with sugarcane plantations, and with the tropical forests of the Amazon where there are many wild monkeys, of which Brazil accounts for about 60% of their total area.
Machete Cayman from LLC Kizlyar, characteristics, review, test, working qualities of a machete Cayman when chopping and harvesting firewood.
However, a part of the uncertainty in my convictions was introduced by a comrade who easily and naturally, in my opinion, of course, cut a nearly 25 cm pine into a thin Tramontin machete. I doubted for a long time, but then thinking it sensibly, I decided that such a long sword was useless to me, if there was a need, and its probability in my case is negligible, then I’ll cut it with such a chain saw.
Kizlyar Ukraine LLC, I got the opportunity to check the Cayman machete produced by PP Kizlyar in action. Without confronting the use of the machete in our conditions, I will only express my personal opinion and my feelings. I think it’s not at all necessary to be born a Brazilian to understand whether this particular sample of a tool called a machete is convenient to use or not..
Kershaw folding saw, which I always carry with me (16 cm cutting edge). Although a tree of this diameter is almost at the limit of its capabilities, I decided to try it. Photos after a minute of sawing and full cut.
IZULA knife from RAT Cutlery, saw from Kershaw, mallet and wedge. I wisely understood that IZULA could not cope, but still tried. Although with a wedge, even without .. no way, which is not surprising, all the same, only 7 cm blade.
shovel. After digging again on paper. The cutting edge has sat down completely, barely tears and does not cut at all.
St. John’s wort, decided to collect, useful grass. It’s inconvenient to pull out, he began to prune Cayman, it turned out even worse, he is very big and heavy for such work. Typing hypericum went further. And all would be fine, the review on the machete Cayman would end on this, but then I met a forester. Grigory Viktorovich (an employee of a leshoz, a forester, a forester or whatever is called right there), my old friend. And they just have planned forest cleaning. Next is the next dialogue.
Grigory Viktorovich, there’s such a thing, you bring down dead wood anyway, but try this thing…
Let’s try, just fix it now..
And corrected, here on such a bar, but I did not bother him.
The conclusion of the forester’s conclusion on the Cayman machete is generally the same as changing my handle, on the thick trunk it is difficult and inconvenient, on the small one you can still tolerate.
Somehow I passed by, this moment. Maybe representatives of the plant will be able to explain the meaning of this recess? The finger does not fit there, why is it at all? I didn’t understand.
General conclusion about the working qualities of the machete Cayman.
And to summarize the working qualities of the Cayman machete, I would like to say the following. For a loner, it is difficult and inconvenient, in most situations it is applicable, but with large, sometimes unnecessary, restrictions.