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Can anyone give some info on this machete

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by arbytwo, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. arbytwo

    arbytwo

    66
    Apr 21, 2013
    I was cleaning out some stuff the previous owner left in my basement and found this. It looks like an ordinary machete but it's fairly heavy at about 25 oz for a 20" length. It has a wood handle and full tang. I'm not interested in selling it, just curious as it looks old and it's been in my basement for 20+ years. [​IMG] [​IMG] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/32124164157/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/32124167147/in/dateposted-public/
    Sorry, I can't seem to get the photos to embed. Thanks for any assistance.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  2. philllll

    philllll Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2013
    Looks like some sort of butcher knife to me
     
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  3. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    I don't think it was made by HI.
     
  4. Bill_Mead

    Bill_Mead

    162
    Mar 19, 2002
    Senegalese machete
     
  5. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker

    Jul 2, 2010
    French foreign legion machete. Made I believe late 40s through 70s
     
  6. arbytwo

    arbytwo

    66
    Apr 21, 2013
    Thanks to both of you. A little looking on the google told me that this was common to many French colonies, including Viet Nam so I'm guessing it may have come back with a GI. Thank you for your help. It would have taken a long time to search for its origins.
     

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