Thanks for the info, stede. It's a shame about the knife. I really can't recall how beat up it was when it was originally found. My dad certainly didn't help the situation much. Oh well, at least he kept it around. I'm shocked at the value of the machete. Nice. That makes it more of a prize in my collection now.
I will definitely clean it up a bit. You happen to be familiar with them enough to know what the middle line on the scabbard is?