Machete pic, ID help please

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Jackman, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Anyone recognize this Machete ? Family hand me down, probably 100 years old ball park, bone handle, steel blade that says Collins and Co. Hartford 1005 the sheath is leather with brass enforcement and says Co. F, blade is very sharp and heavy too.



  2. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Hey thank you Wow :cool::cool::cool:, I be reading those links!

    Possibly this was my Grandfathers he was a WWI Balloonist/ aerial surveyor.
  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Jackman was reading a ballonist then had a 95% chance of being killed or a average of 4 trip up before the enemy got em , they where big targets for planes then

    Big Brass ones there eh

  4. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Jack404 I remember Grandfathers story, the balloon flights were very short they went up on a tether did some really fast surveying for enemy targets then got pulled back down ran the survey report to the field artillery units and then the shtf :eek:
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    My grand father ( mothers side) was a Vickers MG'er

    bagged 4 german balloons and got a medal for it

    ballonists on both sides where hunted with a passion
  6. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    The handle is cow or ox horn, not bone.
  7. whymememe

    whymememe Former Guest

    Oct 29, 2011
    FEMA Region IV
    They don't make them like that anymore. You better hang on to that.
  8. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Thanks for sharing! Great machete and the provenance to go with it! Doesn't get better than that for me.:)
  9. okie headhunter

    okie headhunter New Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    tulsa ok
    i resently got one my self. this ww2 vet was having to go into a nuresing home, so i asked him what he wanted for the bolo, he wanted a carton of cigerittes, and a lighter. i offered him 200 cash but he still just wanted the smokes. he said that he had money but they won't let him have smokes in the home and no one would buy them for him. so i got him the ciggerttes and gave him my card and told him to let me know when he was out.
    so to day i smuggled anouther carton in to the home.
    here is the bolo, the collins book said that the first troops to use this bolo was the marines in 1899 during the boxer rebellion in china.
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Me want..
  11. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    Those are cool
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