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Old 9th December 2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Spanish Machete Sword?

I've had this large knife/small sword for a little while now, but I've only just added the end of the grip, which was missing. I fabricated this from oak, but painted it black to match the other part of the grip, which is a type of resin?
The blade has ....... REFINADO stamped into it, which I believe is Spanish for REFINED, as in 'Refined Steel or Iron'?
The blade is 18 1/2" and the knife is 23" overall.
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM   #2
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There is a faded word before REFINADO; perhaps ACERO (steel) ? certainly not HIERRO (iron) ...
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Hello

I think it's a machete used by the Spanish cavalry in the war in Cuba

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Thanks guys. yes, looks to be ACERO (definitely ERO at the end)
I'll have to look up the Cuban War!
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