Monday, July 16, 2007

The gift that keeps on giving

Yesterday I was honored to receive a gift consisting of a machete that has its share of history:

It was used in botany expeditions (and may have even seen some zombie action!) and is at least fifty years old. Like any good weapon, its age does not make it obsolete. As far as its contemporary application: the machete is short (capable of close quarters combat), sturdy, and heavy enough to do a significant amount of damage, but light enough to carry at all times. I'm going to clean it up and sharpen it, and add it to my arsenal.

Here's a pic of me with my new weapon:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have a USMC hospital corp bolo. it was for making shelters and had a rounded blade end as to differ from combat knives, the idea was if captured you wouldn't be executed. unfortunately the Japanese didn't care

6:38 PM  

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