Texturing machete handle

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Watched this elegant but simple technique for putting a bit of grip on machete or any wooden handle. He mentions doing it to certain parts of a smaller axe. I don’t know if anyone on the forum has improved axe grip with anything other than a leather or Paracord wrap. Be interested to hear/see your mods.

I find Ben’s videos entertaining, especially the subliminal bits!

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Thanks for pointing us in the direction of this channel, very entertaining. I tend to agree with Ben’s assessment that it’s not really needed on an axe. That technique looks very cool though!! Might do it to my machete, not that I use it much though. Another thing I have thought about doing is chequering a handle, probably take a while to do though.
 

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It's good to have the option of not increasing handle size by adding stuff to it. MGU - if I wanted to checker a handle, I'd mark out how I wanted it, then use a cutting disc on an angle grinder. I have an angle grinder, it's probably half size? It was pretty cheap. The cutting wheels are fairly thin. A tenon saw could be good too.
 
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Ben's shop is worth a look I have got some gear of him in the past. One of the better local bushcrafty things on you tube...
 

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Thanks for the link to the video, hadn't seen his channel before and has some interesting content
 
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