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small machete question

Discussion in 'Blades' started by munchy, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    • PB140005.JPG So I recently rescued this little machete and was wondering if anyone had any insights. It's made in el salvador by imasca and called corneta has a 10 inch blade. My internet search has turned up little, but it seems like a good blade. Thinking I might make a sheath for it

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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Any knife in hand is good knife..... ;)
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  3. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    make i9t as sheeth that thing would look cool hanging on the hip
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  4. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    Nice find. It looks like a good everyday work size.
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  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I have a few of the Imasca made Corona machetes- some 18 inch and a couple of the 10 inch ones. All of mine have a much deeper belly, and a rounder tip for better chopping. Maybe yours has been reground by the previous owner to make a really large knife out of it instead of a machete.


    I don't know how well it would chop as the 10 inch blades don't really chop that well to begin with (but are nice for small brush and thorny vines when kept sharp). The handle looks exactly the same as all of mine. I purchased them, some with and some without the sheaths, at a local surplus store over the years.


    They can take quite a bit of punishment, but are prone to rust some if you don't clean them up after chopping a lot. My biggest complaint is that a really good (not the cheap canvas sheaths) machete sheath is hard to find. The second one is made by Plymouth in El Salvador. The paint keeps it from rusting too much.

    Even at 14 inches, but unsharpened, it is just barely useable for keeping the ornamental ivy vines from getting out of hand around my garage. I don't touch it that often because I use it to chop back the poison ivy that pops up from time to time. It is the only one used for that particular job.

    If I sharpened it, I'm sure it would do a much nicer job. I just don't ever feel like cleaning it off and sharpening it up.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
  6. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    That's a nice Boy Scout axe. I have several. You can get spare handles on eBay for cheap . . . good to have.

    You'll have to sand the finish off and oil it up though.
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  7. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    My thought as well is it's cut down. Machete handle, knife blade. My personal utility favorite is the old cutlass guard Ontario Knife and tool 18 inch blade machete. It's a deadly weapon, tree feller, utility cutter and if you had to you could dress out a deer or fish, easily. Mine has seen h#ll for 25 years and still perks. It was once run over by an 18 wheeler at speed! (It fell off my fender where I had carelessly left it. I watched the semi hit it in my rear view mirror! ! I have several more but never had to go to them) I carry a Stihl Magnum type flat chainsaw file as a sharpener, dropped down in the nylon sheath
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  8. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    I didn't even think about it being ground down, makes sense. Yeah it was fairly rusted, it took the wire wheel, sandpaper and a final steel wool, still some pitting. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.
  9. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    Another two dollar yard sale find its an old Plumb. Cleaned up the head and refinished the handle. I always wrap underneath the head of axes and hatchets with tape, seems to protect them a bit. I really need to get out the leather an make some sheaths.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @Bear, @Brokor Are a couple of the better Leather Workers, here on the Monkey... They might have some ideas...
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I split a metal pipe about 6" long, length ways and wrap one piece with tape on the leading side of the handle, just below the head, on all sledges, and some axes. (A mistep makes far less damage to the handle that way.)
  12. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    I'm a leather worker as well. Have done extensive work in medieval reenactment as well as some gun holsters
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