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Old 10th June 2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default Unknown blade for me!

Got this blade in a lot and I wonder what it can be....
Any opinions at all very much appreciated...

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Old 10th June 2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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looks like a katchin dha/daab machete for westerners,like the chindits. The pommel probably had a brass plate on it that many westerners removed because the plate hurt their wrists when the used it the way westerners do, they also usually whittled or broke off the wood under the pointy bit that 'bit' them...They also preferred the leather scabbards. Nice jungle chopper knives.
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Old 11th June 2019, 02:54 AM   #3
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Thank you for the information, kronckew.... I really appreciate it!

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Old 11th June 2019, 07:16 AM   #4
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You're welcome.

I'd also guess the user added the lanyard hole. Personally I would be a bit leery of securing it to myself at the wrist and possibly dropping it & having a long razor flailing about near my tender self, but they do add a decorative touch. One can use a lanyard more securely if you use a technique a Policeman showed me for a baton where you loop it over your thumb and over the back of your hand as you grip, length adjusted to suit. This way in a melee if someone desperate grabs it & tries to pull you out of balance, you can let go & hit them with something else as they go off balance.

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Old 11th June 2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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Hi Hombre. As Wayne has indicated this is a WWII "Chindit" machete of British design that was made in India for troops making excursions into Burma. I will look up the model number and post it here for your records.

If you search for "Chindit" on this site you will likely find similar examples. Good catch.

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Old 11th June 2019, 07:44 AM   #6
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In Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives," (1999) a close match to this machete is found in Plate 481. This is classified as a Mk III British klewang-style machete.
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Old 12th June 2019, 05:15 AM   #7
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I really appreciate your help, guys.... It is amazing! Thank you so very much.

Ian, I will be looking for Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives. I have Ron Flook´s book "The London knife book" which is very interesting so I am sure this one will be very good too.

A Mk III British klewang-style machete. WoW!! I must admit that I haven´t even been close in my guessing!

I bow my head for you, guys! Again, thank you so very much!!

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Old 12th June 2019, 09:28 AM   #8
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I really appreciate your help, guys.... It is amazing! Thank you so very much.

Ian, I will be looking for Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives. I have Ron Flook´s book "The London knife book" which is very interesting so I am sure this one will be very good too.

A Mk III British klewang-style machete. WoW!! I must admit that I haven´t even been close in my guessing!

I bow my head for you, guys! Again, thank you so very much!!

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Stefan
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Hi Stefan.


Good luck with your search for that particular book. I picked up my copy a while back and it was going for $90 then. Now the price has rocketed and I have not seen one for less than $175 for a while.


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I think that may be an Assam Regiment Dao or a reproduction of one. They are a regiment of the Indian army. I posted one Here .

It is nearly identical to the Chindit machete, but is still part of the dress uniform of the Regiment. They carry them on the back of the belt so it is hard to find pictures, but I have seen them in videos.

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Not to be confused with the Assam rifles, who carry khukris.

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Old 12th June 2019, 03:19 PM   #10
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Thank you so very much for the links, Steve! I really appreciate it!
It is funny.... Just bought a lot of blades because I wanted two Bowie knives and then found this one.... It is fun and it is very interesting to learn something new....

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I really appreciate your help, guys.... It is amazing! Thank you so very much.

Ian, I will be looking for Ron Flook's book "British and Commonwealth Military Knives. I have Ron Flook´s book "The London knife book" which is very interesting so I am sure this one will be very good too.

A Mk III British klewang-style machete. WoW!! I must admit that I haven´t even been close in my guessing!

I bow my head for you, guys! Again, thank you so very much!!

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Hi Stefan , I may well have a copy of the book coming to me in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 15th June 2019, 07:34 AM   #12
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Hi Stefan , I may well have a copy of the book coming to me in the next couple of weeks.

I am interested but of course, it depends on the price... Please, let me know....

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