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Bought By Mistake

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by pjgtech, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    So I ordered a Gerber machete, paid for it, waited for delivery, then this turned up...
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    Its friggin HUGE, HUMUNGOUS, GIGANTIC, very bloody LOOOooong! Its like a bloody sword!
    I did not realise there were two sizes, and I accidentally chose the wrong length. :facepalm:
    For comparison, here it is next to a fairly normal British Army Machete...
    gerber and army surp machete.JPG
    As I said, its long! It now lives at the back of one of my wardrobes as I'll never actually use it and I'd be too frightened to take it out anywhere. Not sure what I'm going to do with the bloody thing..... :(
    And... its razor sharp, cuts paper with ease, its friggin lethal....

    Anyone else bought a knife they didn't actually want, or something different turned up when you ordered it?

    Hmm, actually, can we sell these on the forum? and can they be posted by members of the public? might have to sell it.....
     
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  2. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface Nobody's honkin' Manilow

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    Thats a beast:D:D
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    I bought a WW2 dated one from a ironmongers for 10 bob, lent it to my son a few years ago, and he lent it his wife's family that wanted to use it keep the cycling track clear of bramble, and I've never seen it since.
     
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    Petay Donator

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    the standard issue martindale is a big blade so looking at this next to it....!!! looks like a sword!!
     
  5. Carlos76

    Carlos76 Pro Poster

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    Wow what a big chopper
     
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    Vard Posting Addict

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    If it’s from heinie they are very good with returns .......
     
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  7. Deadshot

    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    If it were me I'd be demanding that back mate.
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Every time I've asked about it to my son, he just smiles.
     
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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    That's where you're goin wrong mate don't ask just march him to their front door and 'demand' it back I'm betting it's been sold and they're laughin at ya .. that thought in itself would be enough for me to take action a WW2 Bayonet is a WW2 Bayonet oedbachgen go get it back.
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Knowing them they probably lost it.
     
  11. pjgtech

    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    But I bought it about three years ago, maybe longer, its just been sitting at the back of the wardrobe..... :facepalm:
     
  12. Deadshot

    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    Think the statute of limitations will have run out on that by now then mate :rolleyes: the way things are going it just might be an idea to keep hold of it you never know when it might come in handy to help with a severe attitude adjustment :facepalm:
     
  13. Vard

    Vard Posting Addict

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    Oops soz. Heinie is good but not that good .
     
  14. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    Blimey that is huge!!! Worth keeping I should think as it will help build the collection.
     
  15. Vard

    Vard Posting Addict

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    Tramontana ( spell check !) do a very good cheap machete . and if you want to reshape the blade to your own balance / preference even if you fluff it up it’s not a big deal @£10???
    Had one years ago and granted the blade was thicker than the current model but for a camp chopper it was excellent.
    Have brought 2 of the new type and aim to improve them soon .
     
  16. pjgtech

    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    I may now be selling it...
     
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    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    Now sold..... got rid of the bloody thing... whoaahoow! :thumb:
     
  18. Lon'gun

    Lon'gun An analogue man in a digital world

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    Hell fire that is a weapon not a tool!!!:eek:
    The best machete I had was indiginous to Guatemala, a broadish but thin blade which sliced through bamboo and vine like the proverbial hot knife......it had a really smart engraved bamboo sheath and kept an edge too. Ex wife lent it out whilst I was deployed and I NEVER SAW IT AGAIN:mad:
    I still have and use my issue Martindale, although it doesn't quite have the finesse of the Guat blade, it is effective, and when that doesn't do it the Russian shovel usually solves the problem.
     
  19. Patton

    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    Holy Mary Mother of [Politics are banned - read the Forum Rules]! Did you accidentally click the Claymore Broadsword box when ordering?
     
  20. GMballistic

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    Nice @pjgtech and good news that you sold it. ;)

    I'm selling a load of knives in the general sales area if anyone's interested including a couple of big choppers close to the size of pj's one... :D

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    :cool:
     

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