Well you do not need to do this. It’s just another modification that can be done do to setup a machete to suit a task.
Machete’s can be set up as makeshift draw knives. By making the spine a little safer to hold you can get a two handed grip on the blade and handle, much like a draw knife. This suits the bushcraft user a lot more than anything else and is a good match up with our sharpening.
Using a machete in this manner requires a lot of skill. That’s a whole lot of sharp edge you’re pulling towards yourself! We often use this method when making camp furniture however, we take 100% responsibility for our safety! You become 100% responsible of the outcomes when you choose to use a machete in any manner!
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