I'd like to share a very special addition to my collection of military edged weopondry. This is very different piece in that I know for certain it's origin. It is a veteran bring back from the Vietnam war. You see it belonged to my father who passed away a few months ago.
The story goes that my father, who was an MP with 25th infantry division in Pleiku Dec66 to March 68, was tasked with guarding a suspected VC soldier or insurgent who possed this implement. In his telling Dad would ackknowledge that it was certainly possible that the young fella he was guarding was just a farmer and this was a tool. But he couldn't really leave him armed while guarding him so he confiscated it and when military inteligence took the suspect away for questioning, he kept the "knife" as a souvenir. Dad also was convinced it was hand made from a leaf spring from an old Ford based upon its shape. I think he found that interesting and might be another reason he kept it.
It is definitely my new favorite piece to talk about. And one that will remain in my collection indefinitely.