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Old 4th January 2018, 05:34 PM   #1
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Señores,

bought this blade on a market in Puebla, México, last week for virtually nothing.
„Viva la Penca“ can be translated as „Long live the blade“ with room for a slippier interpretation.
Hilt part is 9,5 cm long, the actual blade 18,5 cm, overall is 28 cm.
I have seen similarly shaped knives in a museum in Oaxaca and done some web research.
I still am clueless as to what the complete hilt may have looked like.
Any ideas from an experienced collector?

Thanks in advance!
Dirk.
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Old 5th January 2018, 07:43 AM   #2
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its a mexican knife there is also bigger machete like weapons with this type of blade and handle as well.
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Old 5th January 2018, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks!
Here is a very similar knife titled "Mexican fighting knife marked “Pero Cabron, Soy Chiquito"”
http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i...8D4A6EF91302A50
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Old 7th January 2018, 07:08 PM   #4
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Dirk,

Sorry for not getting to this sooner. Attached are pictures from a Mexican machete hilt that is probably relevant to your request. Note there is a pin through the eagle's beak, and I think your tang has a hole in that position also.

The hilt on mine is made from two scales of horn (probably steer horn).

Hope this helps.

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Old 7th January 2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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Great, Ian, exactly what I was hoping to see.
Would you mind showing the machete in whole?

Best,
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Old 8th January 2018, 07:21 AM   #6
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Hi Dirk,

Here you go!

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Old 8th January 2018, 01:09 PM   #7
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Muy bonito!
Thanks again.

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