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:
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,