Vintage (50's) La Marca Corneta Garantiza Machete # 127

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 15, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on a "La Marca Corneta Garantiza" machete with hand made leather sheath!

Item is like new! My great uncle worked for the airlines and picked up tons of unique items through his travels. He passed on quite a few years ago and now my great aunt is moving to CA and clearing out her house. This item has been hanging on her wall for about 50 years until just a few weeks ago. She believes my uncle picked it up sometime in the 1950's.

The actual blade measures about 25 inches and has a mirror finish (you can see my reflection while taking the picture in one of them). It does have some smudges from recent handling, but just needs a quick wipe down, no excessive polishing is needed. T are some very light surface scratches that appear to be from the blade entering/exiting the sheath. These are not deep scratches, they are barely noticeable.

Blade has no chips or dings and appears never to have been sharpened.

The black handle is just over 5 inches and has 5 rivets holding it together. The middle rivet is missing.

One one side of the blade is the manufacturer's sticker, see pic.

On the other side of the blade is a manufacturer's engraving, see pic, which shows a coronet (trumpet) and then reads "Corneta Producto CentroAmericano" and the blade is engraved "No. 127"

The machete was made in El Salvador and is sheathed for a right handed person (sheath would hang from a belt on the left hip).

The sheath itself is of brown leather and appears to be hand made/decorated. T are 6 black and gray braided tassles hanging from the belt at the top, along with a leather tongue with two metal circular decorations. T are another 10 leather strands hanging from the side. The front of the sheath has a hand carved "jungle" design the entire length while the back has a decorated seem it's entire length. The tip of the sheath has more tassles, althoug the very end if it is disconnected from the rest of the sheath and is holding on with only a piece of string that's part of the back seem.

Please EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS! I'm not that knowledgeable in this stuff and more than happy to send additional pics or answer any questions!

I accept all standard forms of payment.

Will ship USPS Priority Mail.