Machaira?

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Has HI ever made a blade like the Greek Machaira?

It is similar in design to the Kukri. I would like to see one sometime.
 

Howard Wallace

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Here's one that was originally marketed as a Machaera.

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It looks like a khukuri but I think this is properly called a Machaera. This particular one is 28 inches and weighs 3 pounds. Blade is 2 & 3/4 wide and 7/16 thick. The handle is Machaera rather than khukuri style. Karda and chakma are 8 & 1/4 inch and excellently done.

I seem to recollect a couple with "C" shaped handles coming through also. Perhaps other forumites can help with those.
 
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Well, I'm not an expert, but the greek machaira is closest in design to the falcatta I believe (?), and we have had a couple of those. Maybe Ferguson or some of our other ethnic weapon authorities could help.

Norm
 

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Nice knife Howard. You've certainly got some sweeties. I wish you'd post a pic of your collection, so I'm not cought off guard like this. Now I'll be staring at that thing for hours.:p
 
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Thats more like it! Drop the umbrella handle and you have a good example of a Greek Machaira.
 
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Bandit5 said:
Thats more like it! Drop the umbrella handle and you have a good example of a Greek Machaira.

Bandit if you're really serious about a Machaira you may have to make a model, that is if Yangdu will consent to try and have a run made.
I don't recall whether a model was made for the Falcata or not but seems that there was.
There also used to be a requirement that at least six people put in a firm order by pre-paying for a special order, again I don't recall what was done about the Falcata.
But to get one you will have to talk to Yangdu about it.
 
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Im time. This was a spur of the moment idea I got when I was watching Alexander and noticed how much the Machaira Alexander was carrying looked much like the Kukri in design.

The only thing I really want now is the Kerambit. If enough people read this post and want one, I could do the draft and special run thing. But if it is just me, it isn't worth it.
 
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