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Old 23rd December 2015, 05:30 AM   #3
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Hombre, I am by no means an expert on pinahigs, but these look to be made in the traditional style and are not overly decorative so I would guess that they were made to be sold to about anyone who needed a good chopping tool. The first one however has had the monkey skull added to it and I believe that would have been done to make it more attractive to "those who travel". Having the skull added does not necessarily make it exclusively a tourist item and it would be a simple thing to remove it. I'm sure that others members with more knowledge on these can answer your question better and be able to give you more information on these than I have.

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