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strange marks on this sword..Anybody know something??

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    Flea market catch! blade is original,handle and hand shield nott.. But markings?? Help please!!
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    Even though I can't help you with the marks on the "sword", I can say that this looks like a 19th century naval boarding cutlass. (With a spot of modern mods .. ie welding around the cross guard, the handle would have been wood, and looks to have been copied in steel).

    Gary J.

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    thank you Gary j very much!

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    Hi Guys, could this be a standard machete . Note the handle grip is even on both sides giving a basic balance. Also does the blade handle follow the handle blade shape inside.The guard is homemade. I have no idea of the markings.

    Cheer's,Mark

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    I think this is a Collins No. 323 machete. It is a civilian Cuban machete. The tip was cut off because of a Cuban law the prohibited the machetes from being able to stab. I also believe that that is why the maker's mark is so unusual. The cross guard was obviously custom added as well as the blade was cut. I will include a picture of a factory example of the 323.





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    Hi Guys, the centre maker mark looks like an encircled bull and maybe linked to a Spanish Toledo maker. Only thought

    Cheer's

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