Originally Posted by todd51
Thanks for the info Polish. The blade is an 18 incher and the "leather" sheath came with the machete back in '46 so I am thinking it was original. The blade is not beat up as I was not allowed to play with it or the Type 38 Jap and bayonet that you helped me proper identify last year. I however gave the '03 Dummy Rifle a rough life and promptly broke the stock. Dad glued it back together and it was returned to service, ha. It is just one of those things you hang onto for the memories and don't even think of selling.
Have used many of the surplus machetes over the years. Presently have a well used Disston US 1943 that road with me on the quad. Seen many people try to use them as an axe and they won't take that abuse and it usually results in a broken blade.
I know what you mean. My grandfather left me one just like your Collins and it was stolen a few years back. Let me know if you ever run across another one like it. call me anytime at 931-993-7768, Jim. I sent you a PM about it also.