Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

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    thegate
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    Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by thegate on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:20 am

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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:36 am

    Nice!


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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by thegate on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:06 pm

    Thanks Dale Wink

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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:43 pm

    I love the Canadian Machete! It's what the offspring of a mating between an American and an English machete would look like! lol

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    Machete.......

    Post by John S on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:50 pm

    Please excuse my ignorance, but as I see no C broad arrow displayed on this machete, what makes it a Canadian issued item?
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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by thegate on Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:29 pm

    Legitimus Collins & Co. Made In USA 1250 machete. These machetes were made under contract for the Canadian military & were not used by American forces. This piece is about 19 1/2" long with the blade measuring about 14 1/2". this machete is a full tang construction with smooth black bakelite grips. I believe the Canadian Army classified this as a "Bush Knife". The sheath made in Canada Ottawa and Montréal.

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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by Tankermike on Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:43 pm

    That's a nice piece, this link is to a US Navy Legitimus Collins & Co machete, although not Canadian a really cool piece in my opinion. A cross between a machete and a sword. Must have been for Navy shore party or boarding party.

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    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/261587178616?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D261587178616%26_rdc%3D1







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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:21 pm

    That's a great looking machete Mike. Looks like a cutlass.

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    Canadian and British

    Post by edstorey on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:53 pm

    Here are examples of the Canadian and British WWII Machetes.  My Legitimus Collins is not nearly as pristine.




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    Re: Machete Legitimus Collins & Co No 1250, 1943

    Post by thegate on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:22 am

    Nice exemple ED, i look for the sheath, if you have sign me.

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