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Old 06-05-2009, 03:49 AM   #1
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I inherited this from a family member and I'm not sure what it is.
It's kind of like a sword/machete thing.


Also would it be legal for me to carry it around on me at my side in the open.
What about if I was going camping/trailblazing/camping/hunting with it.

or just camping.

I'm in Maryland BTW

*oh yeah can I have it in my car?



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Old 06-05-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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I couldn't even begin to tell you what that is, but in Maryland, I wouldn't walk around with a sharp stick openly carried, much less that limb lopper.

And yes, I have wandered the streets of Baltimore late at night, but not with an *exposed* weapon.



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Very interesting. Looks to be from the Phillipines, but not exactly.

Appears to be spring steel, but the shape isn't suited for machete work.

Any markings on it?

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Very interesting. Looks to be from the Phillipines, but not exactly.

Appears to be spring steel, but the shape isn't suited for machete work.

Any markings on it?
I inherited it from my grandfather, who from the Phillipines.
There are only aesthetic markings on it, no informational ones.
The belt to hold up the scabbard seems to be made out of tire or something.

Would there be any laws against me carrying this around openly if it's sheathed?
I'm wondering because I'm going camping later and I want to take it with me so I'm not unarmed against whatever is out there.
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It is a family heirloom and looks to be ceremonial in nature. I'd keep it in a safe place and take good care of it.

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Looks Turkish ..

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I do not know the laws ya'll got up there in Maryland, but if you really want to carry it for safety while camping, hunting and fishing, I would make or use the exiting scabborn, fasten it with a shoulder harness and carry it on my back, less conspicuous and out of the way, fairly easy to get to and it's not concealed. You may look somewhat like Conan a little, but it will work. It's really just a big ass machete, and they are not illegal, as far as I know.

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It is almost exactly the same as one of my Philippine knives, but a longer blade. The handle is made from Carabao (water buffalo) horn. Most of the blades are made from truck leaf springs.

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These were sold by the thousands in the phillpines to tourists and soldiers. I dont think many were actually used for anything.



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