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HKSlinger 02-08-2011 07:03 AM

Folding Machete?
 
Has anyone here ever seen a folding machete? I remember when I was a kid in the mid '60s finding one in the field across from our house. I brought it home to show everyone and never saw it again. Probably because I was around 7 at the time and would of hacked the hell out of everything in sight. I think I remember it having a leather handle. I don't think it was as long when open as the standard G.I. type of today. Anyway, was just thinkin' about it for some reason.

Benning Boy 02-08-2011 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by HKSlinger (Post 439902)
Has anyone here ever seen a folding machete? I remember when I was a kid in the mid '60s finding one in the field across from our house. I brought it home to show everyone and never saw it again. Probably because I was around 7 at the time and would of hacked the hell out of everything in sight. I think I remember it having a leather handle. I don't think it was as long when open as the standard G.I. type of today. Anyway, was just thinkin' about it for some reason.

Yep. WW2 era, a repro is still made.

HKSlinger 02-08-2011 03:50 PM

From what I remember, that could be it! I don't remember an edge guard sticking out the other end,if that's what that is. I wonder if it was some kind of "survival" knife? Happen to know where a guy could find one?

HKSlinger 02-08-2011 04:01 PM

I googled it, and all I saw was original WWII stuff. At over $300 I'll keep the G.I. one I've got.

Benning Boy 02-08-2011 04:21 PM

Try Atlanta Cutlery, they have/had a nice repro. Factory sharp.

I could be off here, but I think this was part of an Air Force survival kit.

Benning Boy 02-08-2011 07:40 PM

Close to this? About a 10" blade?

USAAF Folding Survival Machete

Dillinger 02-08-2011 07:56 PM

I thought SOG was making some sort of folding saw/hacker.....

Nope. Just a folding camp saw.

No use here, move along JD. :o

HKSlinger 02-08-2011 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 440378)
Close to this? About a 10" blade?

USAAF Folding Survival Machete

That looks more like what I remember. Thanks for your research. Pretty cool sight too.

M14sRock 02-08-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 440378)
Close to this? About a 10" blade?

USAAF Folding Survival Machete

These are great. I have an original and they are very well made. The edge guards were typically lost, so an orig with the guard is nice to find.

Benning Boy 02-08-2011 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by M14sRock (Post 440461)
These are great. I have an original and they are very well made. The edge guards were typically lost, so an orig with the guard is nice to find.

Your house must be enormous. Where did you get all of this stuff, and how do I get it too?


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