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Corneta machete Nr.66 by Weyersberg Solingen

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by kwackster, May 22, 2013.

  1. justsomedude

    justsomedude Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2011
    That is one awesome machete! Can't wait to "find out what it can do."
     
  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Wow! Cool. Should be great steel. What a find!
     
  3. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Quite the find! I would have kept it mint, personally, but since it's too late now it may as well be a user! Indeed, Gebr. Weyersberg exported machetes to Central/South America, then set up shop in El Salvador. The El Salvadoran shop became Imacasa when Weyersberg (which is still technically around) sold it's Central American holdings.
     
  4. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    @FortyTwoBlades: would you consider these vintage machetes valuable ?

    Where i live comparable vintage ones are still quite common, in fact i bought another one from a more obscure german brand that i just put new bevels on since it was unsharpened as well, as without an edge they are just useless chromed wallhangers to me.
    That second one is a bit heavier though, but it has the same type of sheath.
     
  5. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    They are valuable...but not so much in the monetary sense. The antiques market for vintage machetes is getting more competitive and active, but their value is mostly historical at this point in time. Fancy models like Collins "cutacha" sword/machete hybrids with elaborate brass hilts often go for more than $400 at auction though. I largely view that as a secondary aspect, however, as they're a finite resource and can provide a wealth of info for enthusiasts and collectors. :)
     

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