Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

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Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by miker84 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Sometime around 1975, my dad handed me one of these and called it a kaiser blade. He gave me the speech, "there are many like it but this one is yours". I spent many summers clearing lots, trails, and pond banks with one. It is just about the handiest thing to chop small trees and brush when you can't get to it with a bush-hog or don't feel like carrying a chain saw.

When I moved from the Jackson area up to NW Miss, I continued to use one of these blades. A few years ago I decided to get a new one and couldn't find one, plus no one knew what a Kaiser blade was. I finally drew a picture at one store and the guy said, "OH! you mean a Joe Blade" blink . After I started calling it that, everyone up here knew what Joe Blade was.

I was alone up here referring to a "Kaiser Blade" and everyone else said Joe Blade. Now in the movie "Slingblade", old Carl said that a kaiser blade and a sling blade were the same thing. I say a sling blade is that double-edged bow-shaped thing that you slink back and forth to cut grass. I'm going to have to get a new handle for mine pretty soon so I'll see what name works this time.

So now I'm curious what the MSGO thinks.


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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by cranedriver on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:21 pm

No doubt Kaiser blade.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by jbpmidas on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:26 pm

I thought a sling blade was the real long thing like what the Grim Reaper carries.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by fgials on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:38 pm

Kaiser!

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by SilentHitz on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:40 pm

Clicked wrong choice, Kaiser for sure, and I hit sling blade...used both a lot growing up. What I called a sling blade was a flat serrated blade with handle slightly angled. Tried to google it to find a pic, and all I got was pics from the damn movie. LOL

Edit: like this
http://www.hardwareworld.com/14-inch-Sling-Blade-Whip-pW3AT8H.aspx

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by savageshooter on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:49 pm

dont know what kids do in the summer now, but we high school kids worked for the county in the summer, 3 days a week, we each had a kaiser blade, we (10-15) of us loaded in the back of an Elcamino, drove like a bat out of hell to a county dirt road, dumped off and told the waterin hole was a mile away. got a lot of fond memories. bet they dont do that now!
some days we loaded a 55 gallon drum of diesel and killed wasp nests under county bridges. ran out of diesel, we used mud and dove in the creek.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by jbpmidas on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:13 pm

SilentHitz wrote:Clicked wrong choice, Kaiser for sure, and I hit sling blade...used both a lot growing up. What I called a sling blade was a flat serrated blade with handle slightly angled. Tried to google it to find a pic, and all I got was pics from the damn movie. LOL

Edit: like this
http://www.hardwareworld.com/14-inch-Sling-Blade-Whip-pW3AT8H.aspx

I've used one of those before. I don't know what its called, but I hated it!

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by SilentHitz on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:20 pm

LOL, I hear ya! had many blisters on my hands from swinging one of those all day.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by jbpmidas on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:28 pm

SilentHitz wrote:Clicked wrong choice, Kaiser for sure, and I hit sling blade...used both a lot growing up. What I called a sling blade was a flat serrated blade with handle slightly angled. Tried to google it to find a pic, and all I got was pics from the damn movie. LOL

Edit: like this
http://www.hardwareworld.com/14-inch-Sling-Blade-Whip-pW3AT8H.aspx

It does remind of the scene in Caddyshack where Bill Murray is golfing the flowers and "holes" out on the same hole twice at the Masters!!!!!!!! Funny

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by Caleb C on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:43 pm

Some folks call it a slingblade. I call it a kaiser blade. -Carl Childers-

Seriously, it's a kaiser blade. I did a lot a slave labor as a child with one of those.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by mildot on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:01 pm

Kaiser, broke a few handles in my day. Worked for a surveyer one summer, have cut miles of survey lines!!!!!! no

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by BigRoost on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:13 pm

jbpmidas wrote:I thought a sling blade was the real long thing like what the Grim Reaper carries.

That thing is called a sythe.

In the NE part of the state always heard that called a kaiser blade, same as you with a slingblade, that was a pretty good description by the way I wouldn't even know where to start describing it.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by 3spop on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:25 pm

Kaisers are just like joes but the kaisers are bigger with a longer handle.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by bubbat on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:19 pm

That's a Kaiser blade, this is a sling blade

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by Richard on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:20 pm

And put my Kaiser blade back in my truck when you get finished.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by miker84 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:26 pm

Well thanks. I will continue to call it a Kaiser blade. I guess Memphis folks haven't used one very much.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by dhollis51 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Kaiser blade is the only name it has around here.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by NRA_guy on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:29 pm

bubbat wrote:That's a Kaiser blade, this is a sling blade

Yep.

I never heard of a Joe blade.

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by SilentHitz on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:21 pm

miker84 wrote:Well thanks. I will continue to call it a Kaiser blade. I guess Memphis folks haven't used one very much.
Them city slickers don't know nuthin'. lol

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Re: Poll. Is this a Kaiser Blade or a Joe Blade or a Sling Blade?

Post by DirtyWorks on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:29 pm

Ditch Bank Blade. Or just "Bush Ax" is how we say it in south Georgia!

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