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Old 06-23-2010, 12:13 AM   #11
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Mine says Corneta made in El Salvadore with the numbers 24 and 27

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That's interesting about the German names. My 'unknown maker' perfect short machete pictured has (near the hilt on the left side) a stamping that looks like a small pine tree. Could it be an arbolito?
Böker's tree doesn't look like a pine, it's a chesnut tree. But just in case, if you've got a photo post it. I've got a book that lists all the stamps used by Böker through the years.

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Mine says Corneta made in El Salvadore with the numbers 24 and 27
Usually the first number is the model, and the second is the blade length. For instance, the one I posted is a model 8 (used in sugar cane plantations) with a 20" blade.

Superc, sorry I can't help with the cutlass. Swords are not my thing. My experience is quite limited to some custom Japanese style swords and nihontos and a few Cold Steel models I sell. Mostly katanas and hand and a half swords which are OK for the money.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:53 AM   #13
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I'll try, but I can tell you now, it won't be a very good picture. While the stamping was nice and sharp back in 1967 or 68 when I got it, it has been used a heck of a lot, and the stamp is, these days, only about half there..

Understood about the sword thing. Kind of esoterica, I know.

A shame Busse is all hung up on fighting knives, bet they could make a serious 20" machete if they tried..

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I know this is an old thread, but I have one of these as well as a OKC 18" machete. I've beat the sh#t out of both of them so I feel qualified to answer. To answer the original question, yes it would work for your purpose. The 1917 from cold steel is a beast! I've cut down small and not so small pine trees with it, as well as many tree limbs, vines, bushes, ect and it hasn't suffered any real damage at all. That being said it is a weapon first, so it has some draw backs as a tool. One is it gets heavy real fast compared to a machete. The other is it is costly compared to a machete. The OKC is well an OKC. It cuts about as well as the cutlass, and edge holding is about equal between them. The cutlass has a defiant advantage in reach, but I can swing the OKC for much longer without wearing out. Read into this as you will, I love them both and do not have a favorite. Blade thickness on the cutlass is .20in OKC is .115.

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I thank you very much. That is precisely the information I was seeking.

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And it only took you nearly 2 and a half years to get it!

How often does a zombie thread get resurrected, and the OP is not only still subscribed, but responds within a few hours. Amazing.

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And it only took you nearly 2 and a half years to get it!

How often does a zombie thread get resurrected, and the OP is not only still subscribed, but responds within a few hours. Amazing.
thats a first for sure!! ive never seen it happen lol. EVER
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WOW, I really was just posting because last year wile I was researching the 1917 I ran across this forum and really wanted an answer. and since I have one now, I figured I'd put the info up for the next guy. I have some pretty good videos of myself testing it out if you want I'll post a link.

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You thought about this for over a year? Dedication man. My ADD won't allow that.

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