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Old 11-02-2023, 10:47 PM
 
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My parents are from the countryside (Colombia). They don't use machete for crops (the most common there are potatoes, tomato, onions...), just to cut through the vegetation when trying to reach certain place.
Yeah, they are used for all kinds of reasons. I just always associate them with zafra, sugar cane harvesting and agriculture in tropical regions but you're right they are used for all kinds of things in different regions. I just read online Colombia is the largest exporter of machetes in the world.




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Old 11-03-2023, 01:56 PM
 
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With the homicide rate in Columbia I’m surprised everyone doesn’t have a machete or some form of protection.
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Old 11-03-2023, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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I think your chances of becoming one more murder statistics drops significantly if you aren't in the drug trade. Hence, the lack of need to have machetes for defense (they could get one for other reasons thsn personal safety.)
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Old 11-03-2023, 03:00 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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With the homicide rate in Columbia I’m surprised everyone doesn’t have a machete or some form of protection.
Machetes are good for a lot of things. I have one I use.
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Old 11-03-2023, 03:41 PM
 
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This Costa Rican loves machetes.

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Old 11-07-2023, 09:15 AM
 
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With the homicide rate in Columbia I’m surprised everyone doesn’t have a machete or some form of protection.

Homicides aren't a concern for the vast majority of the Colombian population. And of course, a machete won't protect you from bullets.

Actually, I'd say carrying a machete would make you the kind of person who is a little bit more prone to being a victim of murder. People raised in violent environments.
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Old 11-08-2023, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
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