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Ideas on Where to Mount a Machete?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Traveler, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    THIS IS STRICTLY A NOVELTY ITEM

    So I purchased a pretty sweet machete today from ZombieResponseTeam.net. It's engraved with the motto "To Protect and Sever".

    I'm having brain farts trying to figure out how I would mount it when it arrives. As far as legality in CA, it is legal to carry a machete or any fixed blade as long as it is not concealed or within reach of the driver's control. So either the back seat somewhere, or in the bed. Remember, I have a Bestop so it's not exactly secure.

    The only option I see so far is somehow mounted to the back window. But even then, I keep seeing horrifying images of me rear-ending somebody or hitting a wall and having that thing come flying at the back of my head.

    Any ideas or suggestions where to mount as well as how? Thanks :)

    Photo for size reference. It comes with a sheath as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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  3. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    I like the cut of your jib but have no idea where I'd mount that.

    My old car had a compartment forward of the shifter that was perfect for my handgun. Still trying to figure out where to carry it in my truck (legal in my state).
     
  4. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    mount it here.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Legality aside, I'd store it either underneath the drivers seat or in the space between the drivers seat and the center console. Nobody is going to see it under the drivers seat, so it's not only easily accessible, but it's also concealed.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    It needs to be in an open carry location. I'm thinking of fabbing up a vertical mount that will mount between the front passenger and rear passenger doors on the interior, behind the seat belt.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Somewhere low and secure. You absolutely do not want that thing flying around the cab in the event of an accident...
     
  9. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    What about a headliner gun rack with proper mounts to secure
     
  10. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    ...yes :spy:

    I agree...Another option I just thought of is against the bottom of the back bench seat, mounted to the carpet on the outside of the underseat storage bins. It's low and legal...and easily accessible. I don't carry passengers in the back seat often, so it shouldn't be a big deal.

    Even that is too risky for me. I'd rather have a gun come loose from that mount during an accident than a machete.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Ummmm

    I'm thinking in the backseat storage compartments, legal or not.....

    Then when it rusts throw it away, unless you plan to use it for it's intended purpose as a brush clearing tool.

    :D:D
     
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    First post edited to avoid any confusion :rolleyes:

    I'm building a ZRU truck, and I thought this would be a neat novelty addition. But I also wanted to keep it legal, and functional.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    And decapitate the kids in the minivan that cut me off? :eek:
     
  14. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    I got a really nice machette from Smokey Mountain Knife Works, 1095 carbon steel, made in the US. Will hold a fantastic edge, but too nice to leave sitting in the bed of a truck. The sheath alone was more expensive than a cheap one with sheath from HF.

    Howard
     
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  17. Oct 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    My guess is that this machete is not really a top notch tool, right? I would file the edge dead dull so there was no chance of cutting anything. That way you will have more options on where to mount it for display. If you actually need a machete, get a good one, keep it razor sharp, and keep it someplace safe.

    By the way, using a machete is no joke. I use them all the time and they can be extermely dangerous. I don't let anybody near me when I'm clearing with it. A glancing blade can lay open your thigh before you know what happened.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    It wont be permanent, I just want a place to put when I want to take it with me/take pics, etc. Besides window decals, this is the first novelty item I've bought for my truck. I'm all about function over form when it comes to my rig.

    I agree 100%. I've used them many times myself, and I know how dangerous they are. I like the idea of dulling it down, but then again it's still a blunt object that may potentially come loose. I think under the back seat behind the ankles would be a great place for a mount, because I can put the novelty one there, and a real machete if I ever need to bring one with me on my camping/wheeling trips.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Novelty Item is the same as For Off-road Use Only. Those are weasel phrases used to provide a legal means for sale. Neither will be useful when defending a criminal charge against the owner. I'm glad the OP understands this distinction.

    I'd try mounting it behind the rear seat. It's hidden and easily accessed, but not from the driver's seat. It's also protected from the elements and secure.
     
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