Mexican monster machete

length: 33 3/4"
blade: 27 1/2"
blade width: 4 3/8"
grip and pommel: 6 1/2"
weight: 2 lbs 5 oz

This is without a doubt the largest machete I've ever seen - blade is over 4" wide at the central hump. If this were a brush-cutting machete the sharp edge would be the curved edge, but it's the straight flat edge that is sharp. Discussions and information shared between a couple of collector friends has revealed that this is most likely a butcher's tool for killing and dismembering cattle. It's a bit heavy and unbalanced for swinging with one hand, but the boot-shaped horn handle and pommel allows for a reasonably comfortable two-handed grip, and the deep hump back adds a lot of power behind a stroke. There's a lot of cattle out here in rural Texas, but I don't think my neighbors would appreciate my playing "Apocalypse Now" and beheading bulls out in the fields - but if you want to practice on *your* neighbor's cattle, this is definetly the tool for you. (TherionArms does not encourage, endorse or condone whacking on live cows with sharp objects, especially when they're not your cows. Out here, that's called "cattle rustling", and it's still a hanging offense in some counties. My lawyer made me add this note.) Mid to late 1800's, or early 1900's, and built to last.


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