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A friend of mine had this laying around and asked if I would put it up for sale on that "knife site" I am always talking about.  >:D

So here it is: 20.25" overall length, blade is 14 1/4 long, 2 3/4" at the widest, tapering to 2" at the hilt.

3/8 inch thick carbon steel and weighs a whopping 1 pound 12 ounces, it's a brute. It has a makers mark but I can't make it out.

$25 plus shipping and I'll throw in some paracord to pad the box.



















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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 06:28:18 PM »
3/8" at the spine? really?
that'd make a pretty decent froe -- PM on the way.

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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 06:40:21 PM »
Looks like a Parang?
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 07:41:34 PM »
3/8" at the spine? really?
that'd make a pretty decent froe -- PM on the way.

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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 07:47:46 PM »
I believe that is a "coupe-coupe" machete, used by the French military during the World Wars. Pretty awesome looking tool.
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 07:49:22 PM »
It looks exactly like a GIANT corn knife to me. :P
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 11:36:55 PM »
Do you have anything that's not for sale?
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 06:31:42 AM »
Do you have anything that's not for sale?

Not that I can think of...
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 08:40:21 AM »
Do you have anything that's not for sale?

Not that I can think of...

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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2015, 06:48:35 PM »
knife-chete thing showed up today -- 3/16" at the spine, not 3/8", so not a froe, but should work well as a draw knife & machete/chopper.

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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015, 06:57:20 PM »
Still looks like a corn knife to me. :popcorn:
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 09:53:35 PM »
It looks like a heavy duty beet knife without the spike on the end of the blade.   :-X
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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 05:22:01 AM »
knife-chete thing showed up today -- 3/16" at the spine, not 3/8", so not a froe, but should work well as a draw knife & machete/chopper.

I'm really sorry about that.  Must have had a brain fart when I measured it. If it doesn't work for what you want, send it back and I'll give you a full refund.


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Re: It's a butcher's Knife or it's a machete, either way it's for sale.
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 07:31:19 PM »
no worries -- I would have been extremely surprised if it had actually been 3/8" at the spine.
I suspected it was 3/16" from the pics you posted.