Billhook Machetes The Billhook Machete is an ancient agricultural cutting tool with a curved blade meant for chopping around objects, such as tree trunks, and for “snedding,” which is the process of stripping side shoots and buds from a branch. The hooked blade, sharpened on the inner curve, is ideally suited for gripping and cutting vines and brambles.
A machete (/ m ə ˈ ʃ ɛ t i /; Spanish pronunciation: ) is a broad blade used either as an implement like an axe, or in combat like a short sword. The blade is typically 32.5 to 45 centimetres (12.8 to 17.7 in) long and usually under 3 millimetres (0.12 in) thick .
Parang machetes, also known as Golok machetes, generally have a distinctive curved shape in which both the spine and the edge of the blade is curved, much like a scimitar. They tend to be long and either slightly weighted or fairly evenly weighted, and usually have a thick blade.
They picked the right name for this machete, because it really is "heavy" compared to standard machetes. I bought this for my brother, who lives surrounded by mature trees that are always dropping limbs. We use machetes to cut the limbs down to lengths manageable for the fire.
Home All Machetes Kukris Kukris The Kukri, sometimes known as a Gurkha Blade, is a large knife, similar to the machete, made popular as an all-purpose cutting tool from Nepal. Kukris traditionally have 3 parts to their blade: a pointed tip for stabbing, a wide midsection for chopping, and a narrow area near the handle for whittling and carving.