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Machete - Our $15 Find

Article about: Me and the kid don't know a thing about military knives and machetes but when we ran across this one for 15 bucks! We figured worst case, we have something we can do yard work with. A little

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    Me and the kid don't know a thing about military knives and machetes but when we ran across this one for 15 bucks! We figured worst case, we have something we can do yard work with. A little research later and it turns out we now have our first Machete in my sons growing collection. Looks to be a WWII US Army 18 inch machete made in Sheffield England. I found a few on the net, looks to be fairly common and it looks like the sheith is correct for the machete, which is nice. It is dated 1945. Black composite handle with an overall length of 23 inches. Someone was not real nice to the blade but again 15 bucks, we're not complaining.

    If anyone has any details on this machete they would like to share (model, who used, anything of interest, etc.) your info would be greatly appreciated. Here are a couple of photos:





    Last edited by MySonsDad; 01-26-2011 at 05:42 PM.

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    Msd, It would be nice if you posted close up points , ie the date, whereabouts its marked, the sheath and fixing,etc

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    Date on the sheath is too faded to photograph well. The machete has no date. We already know what it is, just don't know much about it.

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    Its a very nice collectable ! YOU DID VERY WELL AT $15 I CAN SEE IT BRING $100 -$200 TO THE RIGHT PERSON NOW THAT IS IF ITS WW2 AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT BUT MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE CAN HELP?

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    I'll take more detailed photos, as suggested, and post tomorrow. I've seen several of these on the new but have not seen a particular model number stated, just called a Sheffied Machete.

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    Here's mine, Aussie used

    Glad you post this as I forgot I had it and now I've cleaned it up

    Oh I paid about the same for mine!

    I believe the frog you have could be from the British '44 patt webbing?
    Last edited by reneblacky; 01-26-2011 at 02:57 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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    Thanks for sharing yours ,i seen a folding one not long ago i should have picked it up.!

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    René is correct, British issue: looks like a British 44 pattern scabbard.

    You did well on the price. The scabbard alone is worth a little more than that.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    René is correct, British issue: looks like a British 44 pattern scabbard.

    You did well on the price. The scabbard alone is worth a little more than that.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Whoopsy I should have said scabbard! but hey it is Australia day today!!
    Regards
    René

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    Hi René, I never even noticed anyway! Have a good one my friend!

    Cheers, Ade.

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