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Machete made by Martindale

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    Hi, mates !

    Many yrs. ago I got this machete, made by Martindale.
    Stored it in an old ammo box together with some junk bayonets and forgot about this blade ...

    As far as I know, such british machetes were used in World War One, later, in World War Two, and, also, post WWII.

    It seemīs I have a WWII machete, together with a post WWII sheath ?

    The sheath is marked:
    P.I. 1952
    "Broad Arrow"
    K.E. 3513


    The bladeīs marked with a croc, REGISTERED below, and,
    MARTINDALE, "Broad Arrow" below.

    The rivets are made of brass.

    It seems, the sheath is overpainted in green.

    Does anybody knows the meaning of the coloured markings upon the grip and the sheath ? ...

    Whatīs the meaning of the red, and, green strip upon one of the grip plates ?

    Whatīs the meaning of the 8 T P ?

    Whatīs the meaning of the number 50 ?

    Whatīs the correct designation of this, particular, pattern british machete ?


    Thx. in advance,

    R.
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    I would suggest "8 TP" would be No. 8 Troop.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I agree with Ade. Just for reference, here is a pic of one of mine with similar markings, although mine stands for 11 PLATOON. Cheers.
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    Thx. a lot !

    Such machetes were in use also in the Korean War ?

    British Army Korean War Martindale Machete-1952 - Field Service Antique Arms

    Now Iīm searchinī for the correct designation rgd. this, particular, pattern british Army machete.

    Best,

    R.

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    Sorry Reibert but I cannot help you on the official designation front. I think that the seller stating Korean War may have been more of a reference to the date than any actual service in Korea. While some may well have made it over there, it is far more likely that it saw service in one of Britain's post- war counter- insurgency campaigns as we were withdrawing from the Empire, for example Malaya and Kenya.

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