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Old 23rd April 2024, 09:10 PM   #1
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Hi anyone know what this makers mark is and what year also anymore info
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Old 24th April 2024, 07:28 AM   #2
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You must show the whole item, Mactheknife !
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Old 28th April 2024, 04:15 PM   #3
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MTK, this appears to be a machete with a hole towards the tip that may have been meant to fit over a nut and used to undo or tighten it. Can you tells us where you found this specimen or any other information about it? That may help in getting some discussion started. It could be military issue.

Here are a couple of modern CONDOR machetes that have a similar blade shape and a different shaped hole in the blade but in much the same place. I found them here. These are made in El Salvador.

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Old 28th April 2024, 05:19 PM   #4
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Hi Ian,

Where are your glasses? It's a label on the blade!

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Old 28th April 2024, 05:26 PM   #5
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This is the only information I have about the Machete
19th century machete with 55 cm (l) single fullered blade and ribbed horn grips, the blade marked NR 22. which I purchased from an Auction,here in the UK ,that's why I joined this site to see if anyone knew the markers mark as I Cant find any info about it myself.
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Old 28th April 2024, 05:36 PM   #6
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Old 29th April 2024, 03:22 AM   #7
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This is a tough one. I Googled and found two another machetes with a close match with your lined horn grip made by a WHJ. Co. I couldn't find that firm's origin, but since horn grips are rate and like yours even rarer was sourced from the same supply chain as WHJ.
https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/edged...imited-821453/

https://sallyantiques.co.uk/product/...ed-whj-co-ltd/

A EAA forum post shows British machetes with numbers 22, 24 & 25 stamped on the blade. This may also be a clue. These are vintage items and their grip profiles are close to yours. See posts 2, 9 &10.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17853

You might try to enhance the maker's mark. See attached. They use Fry's etchant available on-line.

https://rke.abertay.ac.uk/en/publica...eel-components

Nothing definitive, only clues, but I'd go 19th C. British with a medium confidence rating.

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Old 30th April 2024, 08:49 PM   #8
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This is a tough one. I Googled and found two another machetes with a close match with your lined horn grip made by a WHJ. Co. I couldn't find that firm's origin, but since horn grips are rate and like yours even rarer was sourced from the same supply chain as WHJ.
https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/edged...imited-821453/

https://sallyantiques.co.uk/product/...ed-whj-co-ltd/

A EAA forum post shows British machetes with numbers 22, 24 & 25 stamped on the blade. This may also be a clue. These are vintage items and their grip profiles are close to yours. See posts 2, 9 &10.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17853

You might try to enhance the maker's mark. See attached. They use Fry's etchant available on-line.

https://rke.abertay.ac.uk/en/publica...eel-components

Nothing definitive, only clues, but I'd go 19th C. British with a medium confidence rating.

Best,
Ed
Thanks Ed ,for your research and more interesting info
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