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Old 02-08-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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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.

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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.
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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?

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

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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.

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Close to this? About a 10" blade?

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

Nope. Just a folding camp saw.

No use here, move along JD.

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