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    I scored a new long blade Click image for larger version

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    "Really not brag'n...just brag'n...I've done 3000 brag'n miles in 11 brag'n days in a brag'n series and never once stopped brag'n. Absolutely the best brag'n I've ever done"

  • #2
    Nice!
    Tom P.
    1965 exMod IIa 109
    1995 RRC LWB w/EAS

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    • #3
      The stamping reads

      USN
      . MK-2
      LEGITIMUS
      COLLINS & CO
      . 1944
      Last edited by scott; 03-07-2023, 09:47 AM.
      "Really not brag'n...just brag'n...I've done 3000 brag'n miles in 11 brag'n days in a brag'n series and never once stopped brag'n. Absolutely the best brag'n I've ever done"

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      • #4
        That's pretty cool! Makes you wonder if it's ever slashed any jungle in the Pacific.

        Got many a blister on my hand smashing brush as a kid using a similar military surplus store machete. Not sure about that wood handle, but the plastic handle on later versions was hard on bare hands.
        --Mark

        1973 SIII 109 regular w/2.5NA Diesel

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SafeAirOne View Post
          That's pretty cool! Makes you wonder if it's ever slashed any jungle in the Pacific.
          The Navajo are a People with a long history of defending their homelands. They played a significant role serving in the military during WWII. Could be just coincidence that machete was found in a truck that spent the majority of its 53 years on the Navajo reservation. But it does open up some interesting possibilities...

          Do not fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. - John Parker
          There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters ― Daniel Webster

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          • #6
            Mark, I got blisters too! LOL!
            gene
            1960 109 w/ 200TDI
            rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/



            "We are prisoners of the Present, forever transitioning between our inaccessible Past and our unknowable Future." Neil DeGrasse-Tyson

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            • #7
              Originally posted by badvibes View Post

              The Navajo are a People with a long history of defending their homelands. They played a significant role serving in the military during WWII. Could be just coincidence that machete was found in a truck that spent the majority of its 53 years on the Navajo reservation. But it does open up some interesting possibilities...
              And the truck came with a small USMC seal affixed to a rear window
              "Really not brag'n...just brag'n...I've done 3000 brag'n miles in 11 brag'n days in a brag'n series and never once stopped brag'n. Absolutely the best brag'n I've ever done"

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              • #8
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                Mike S

                "If there's one thing I've learned, it's that life is one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead."
                -- Homer J. Simpson

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                • #9
                  The first surveying firm I worked for back in 1998 had a pile of those they'd used since the 1960s. The former owner had bought them in bulk somewhere along the line.
                  -Matt
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                  A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ---Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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                  • #10
                    It's weird...there are machete forums out there. One talks about Collins & Co. Some are stamped with USN and some just US. Ones made specifically for Marines are stamped with 191. There are length variations as well as different handles.

                    Some are stamp with the text read from the handle and others are 180 degrees. And the hammers in the logo aren't all the same.
                    Last edited by scott; 03-08-2023, 02:14 AM.
                    "Really not brag'n...just brag'n...I've done 3000 brag'n miles in 11 brag'n days in a brag'n series and never once stopped brag'n. Absolutely the best brag'n I've ever done"

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                    • #11
                      Got mine at Harbor Freight. It's everything you'd expect of a $5 machete. Click image for larger version

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                      • #12
                        Had to go check out my machete. Though the first bit of kit that went into the Rover from new, it is now relegated to hacking and slashing in the garden. Made by the Ontario Knife Co. of Franklintown, NY, the blade is simply stamped "US". From Wiki: "Ontario Knife Company is most well known as a supplier of military knives. Over the years, they have supplied the US military with products such as the M7 bayonet, the USAF Survival Knife, the M1942 Machete, the Navy MK3 MOD 0 diving/survival knife, the M9 bayonet, and most recently, the USMC OKC-3S Bayonet."
                        “… of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, #1

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                        • #13
                          Click image for larger version

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                          "Really not brag'n...just brag'n...I've done 3000 brag'n miles in 11 brag'n days in a brag'n series and never once stopped brag'n. Absolutely the best brag'n I've ever done"

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                          • #14
                            Mine must be the same as Sandy's. Click image for larger version

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                            • #15
                              Reminds me of carrying machetes through the woods as a boy, cutting trails. We felt like explorers and kings of the earth at the same time.

                              Speaking of knives, this is one I lusted after for years and just recently got. The Puma White Hunter. My dad loved Puma knives, but never owned this particular one.
                              This one's from 1967.

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