One topic that doesn't seem to be very well covered is a kukri vs machete. My local surplus store has a sale on "bladed weapons" and i noticed a ontario kukri. I love their sp line and this is no different. It feels great and the handle is leaps and bounds over my ontario machete (which i love also). I was wondering what benefits a kukri has over a machete and vice versa. Only problem with this is that the sheath is very mediocre but i plan on keeping it on a backpack and not on my belt.
It seems to me that a kukri would be better at "ax" related activities and other wooded chopping. Also, it would seem to be a little better at wood carving and finer skill activities. Machetes would appear to be a better brush clearer. Are these assumptions true or just false?
For me, when i'm in the outdoors i do more wood chopping over brush clearing but i do enough brush clearing to make carrying a ax not worthwhile.