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    Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    Have any of you ever seen a Sheffield machete with a wooden sheath? I bought one today for $2, if this sheath isn't original it is a first rate piece of woodworking.
    Both are old, maybe 50 +/- years, looks like maybe a civilian version of their 18" blade, with a round Sheffield logo on the steel near the handle, black rubber/plastic grips with 5 rivets.

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    This Kitchin machete - which was made in Sheffield - came with a heavy leather and canvas sheath which was lost many years ago. There may have been some thin wood underneath the canvas, but I can't remember.

    Does yours have a similar stamp?


    Sheffield is just the name of a steel knife manufacturing center in the English midlands. A "Sheffield" stamping just IDs a knife as being English-made.

    $2 is a really good buy!

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    Geoff....

    Bring that to the RNS for the woods walk....somebody needs to clear the way...


    giz

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    Nope. Looks like this:



    I've decided now it must be a home made sheath. It needs a good cleaning and some glue, and I know someone who has the knowledge to wrap it all up in leather too. Not bad for $2.


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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    Anybody else notice the incorrect "Shefeeld" spelling on your blade stamping? Not English-made and a deliberate attempt to hide where it's really manufactured! China? India? Pakistan?

    Still, it's worth more than $2.

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    I noticed it when I took that close up. Guess I need to keep the eyes open better, but as you say it was worth the $2. It'd slice & chop up Osama Bin Laden pretty well, and give him a good dose of tetanus too.

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    Hotel Rwanda is a good machete movie.

    When those throngs of Hutu thugs drag their machete blades along the pavement to make 'em "sing", it's pretty blood-chilling!

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    Re: Sheffield machete/wooden sheath question

    X-Man,
    That's a nice looking blade. The broad arrow mark stamp over the date shows that it was British military issue at one time. I can see some British trooper slashing his way through the jungles of Burma with that one while carrying his trusty Lee Enfield #5 Jungle carbine slung over his shoulder.
    Front sight.......Front sight.......Front sight.....


 

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