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Old 04-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good place to mount a machete?

Really, I'm not joking. I've thought about under the dash but the blade alone is 18". Any suggestions?

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Can't imagine where you could mount anything that big in a Jeep at least not out of site

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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if you have a soft top, you could mount it above the speaker bar, or under the rear seat in a JKU(combine it with the middle seat re-enforcement mod)
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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mount it like a bayonet on the front of your grille.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Oh it doesn't have to be out of sight necessarily..... I have the luxury of working in a secured place and the jeep is garaged. I just don't want it bouncing around, for obvious reasons.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Lol@ a bayonet! That would be moderately awesome! Parking could get hairy though.....
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
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Sound bar comes to mind for me. Could be dangerous if it slips though!

You're in Texas...It's probably more legal to mount an AR-15
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I say you do a mod yourself and first cut a hole in the padding on your roll bars next put the cast along the bar under the padding zip back up and then you have nothing but the handle sticking out I think now that I had to think of this I will buy a machete do just what I told you to do.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #9
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Ya know WM I think the roll bar seems to be a popular choice, might make that a project. And btw, my gerber machete was only 25 bucks, at dicks. I need it for, uh, killing rattlers and clearing brush....... yeah uh brush. Oh and the ar15 already has a place in the house!
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Blades over 5 1/2 inches are illegal in Texas if I recall correctly. You can keep one on your property, but in your vehicle it's not. Texas loves guns, get a gun. Or a baseball bat. Or pepper spray.

Not trying to hate on the machete, I love them. It's just not worth the risk if some idiot officer decides to make an issue of it. I stopped carrying one in my jeep once I learned of this.
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Hmmm, bummer. What to do? I suppose discretion is more of a concern than I thought......
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #12
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Cut hole in seat, mount an extra sheath inside seat with all the padding, clean up the cut around the top of sheath, call it a day
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Hmmm, bummer. What to do? I suppose discretion is more of a concern than I thought......
Discretion = concealed. Might = willfull violation.

If I get the drift here, it sounds like you want this machete for protection. I'm a native Texan myself but I've been relocated for a long time now. Are knife fights that comon now days? I don't think I would want to get caught bringing a knife to a gun fight.

I have a few choices but right now my latest favorite is a Sig P238 SAS; beautifull weapon.

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Discretion = concealed. Might = willfull violation.

If I get the drift here, it sounds like you want this machete for protection. I'm a native Texan myself but I've been relocated for a long time now. Are knife fights that comon now days? I don't think I would want to get caught bringing a knife to a gun fight.

I have a few choices but right now my latest favorite is a Sig P238 SAS; beautifull weapon.

^^^This.

If you get into a beef with a gang of Maori Tribesmen, the machete might be the way to go. Otherwise...
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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When you figure it out let me know.....I need a good place to mount my sword

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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Go for utilitarian and commonplace. It's also helpfull if its something that wont inspire a theif looking in your jeep.

A camp shovel is functional and wont inspire thoughts of "what's he doing with that". A long metal case mag light (make sure it's functional and use regular batteries - it's a weapon if you fill it with sand). A small hand axe is handy for camping trips. A tire iron practically belongs in your jeep. Gordon Freeman pretty much saved the planet with a crowbar, if it's good enough for him its good enough for me.

If you ever have to use anything you better be in the right, and you better make sure the person in the wrong doesnt use it on you.

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #19
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I think there is another thread here someplace about a Machete ...(?)

I vote for the Roll Bar, use velcro straps around the sheath.. Orrrrrrrr, You could maybe put it in a pouch of some kind on the Front of a seat, access from outside the open door.
I have the same along with a small Axe...But sofar I haven't put the Machete in the Jeep. Comes in handy to limb trees and brush if your "Pioneering", but I don't plan on cutting any new roads.... "BH"
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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You could get another sheath with leg straps like the one that came with my Gerber
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #21
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If you figure it out, I have a Samuri Sword I'd like to mount as well.
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My axe, shovel, and HiLift, all fit on my old rear bumper.
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My axe, shovel, and HiLift, all fit on my old rear bumper.
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Blades over 5 1/2 inches are illegal in Texas if I recall correctly. You can keep one on your property, but in your vehicle it's not. Texas loves guns, get a gun. Or a baseball bat. Or pepper spray.

Not trying to hate on the machete, I love them. It's just not worth the risk if some idiot officer decides to make an issue of it. I stopped carrying one in my jeep once I learned of this.
You can carry it in a vehicle but not on person over 5.6 inches. And a machete is used by a lot of people it's a tool mount it where you want to.
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You could get another sheath with leg straps like the one that came with my Gerber
My Cold Steel Kukri machete, along with a Wetterlings small hunting axe, rides in my storage compartment inside the tailgate.

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I carry a Gerber LMF II survival knife in its sheath, along with the Gerber strap cutter that comes with it, mounted to the roll bar over my head with the straps of my Mopar grab bar. (Does that make any sense?)

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You can carry it in a vehicle but not on person over 5.6 inches. And a machete is used by a lot of people it's a tool mount it where you want to.
I'm gonna have to dig into Tx law I guess and figure it out. I would absolutely love to keep something in the jeep. I just dont want to bring something that's gonna potentially cause more problems than it solves.

And, I'm not trying to naysay the idea of a blade in the car, cuz I was guilty as can be for a loooooonnng time before i heard about the 5 1/2 inch blade law in texas. I kept my bayonet in my car with me for just about forever, had to use it to cut my seatbelt after a wreck once just so I could get out.
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My Cold Steel Kukri machete, along with a Wetterlings small hunting axe, rides in my storage compartment inside the tailgate.

I carry a Gerber LMF II survival knife in its sheath, along with the Gerber strap cutter that comes with it, mounted to the roll bar over my head with the straps of my Mopar grab bar. (Does that make any sense?)

Very discrete and handy application!
I keep my knife in the rear storage

That's the exact knife in the pic! Yeah it makes since

EDIT: looks really cool. You said yours came with a strap cutter?
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I keep a knife in my pocket, cup holder, both dash and center console, and I think I have a few in my tool box too.

I don't know the size of this machete but you may be able to fit it to the side of you inside the lip of the door. I think there is a spot about 5 inches tall by nearly 3 feet long. I don't remember the exact length. you could fab up a little tub mount there.
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I keep my knife in the rear storage

That's the exact knife in the pic! Yeah it makes sense
Good taste in knives, my friend. Many experts argue as to which of the Gerber LMF II, or the Beker BK2, or the Tom Brown Tracker is the best camping, survival, utility knive out there. Many think it's the Gerber!

Would anybody be surprised to find that a whole lot of Jeepers have a lot of guns, knives, other outdoor tools, camping gear, etc. Kinda goes with the territory! We're a bunch of no-so-grownup boy and girl scouts....
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Good taste in knives, my friend. Many experts argue as to which of the Gerber LMF II, or the Beker BK2, or the Tom Brown Tracker are the best camping, survival, utility knives out there. Many think it's the Gerber!
When I first saw the original LMF, I wanted one since and finally got one for Christmas this year.

Did you remove the original straps for the sheath?

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