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#186342 - 03/09/20 04:35 PM Vietnam Theater Machete
Sharpi Offline
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This Vietnam Theater Machete belongs to a friend who says he got it from a vet who is succumbing to Agent Orange. He says he used it in the jungle. The keeper is torn no snap
I have no providence but it caught my attention. So $100 plus actual shipping CONUS
Could be a good camping tool
I thought it was cool, no guaranty and no complaints
could be BS

Sharpi



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Edited by Sharpi (03/09/20 04:37 PM)

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#186355 - 03/10/20 12:36 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Sharpi]
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Sharpi--

Having never seen one of these, I asked a friend if he had.

He ran one of the land clearing Rome Plow companies, and I thought that might be a logical place to field such a tool.

He replied:

No... but it does look like something that one could have put together .... .then ... or now.

My own souvenir from a VC is an Australian machete. How the VC got it, I do not know. I did get it from him face-to-face. I would not part with it when shipping home... it was in my hand luggage... I did let them confiscate my switchblades... the inspectors thought wisely about fighting me....


Not to cast doubt on the one you have that he thought somebody in the supply chain might have come up with it. But if it were a standard issue item does it have any inventory numbers or manufacturer's markings?

Larry
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#186356 - 03/10/20 12:39 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: LarryWW1246]
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#186358 - 03/10/20 01:40 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Sharpi]
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I'll take it sir..
Thank-You.. will send pm w/ contact info
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#186359 - 03/10/20 04:33 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Michael_Mason]
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The eBay listing says it was a SOG machete. If made for them, that could explain the lack of markings. The SOG survivors are thinning out, maybe somebody knows one who is living if they wanted to confirm the story.

Larry
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#186371 - 03/10/20 09:31 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: LarryWW1246]
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Sold to Eric Fees paid
Thanks Larry
I am truly Sorry Michael
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#186485 - 03/14/20 02:08 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Sharpi]
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Thank You....it arrived safe and sound. Added pic of a 173rd Soldier wearing one of these Machetes.


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#186488 - 03/14/20 03:03 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Eric]
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Eric--

You must have dug a lot to find the photo.

"Maybe" some in SOG carried it, but I wondered whether those guys would have thought it was worth the weight on top of all the essential gear they carried.

"But" telling a SOG story might make one worth $700.

Larry


Edited by LarryWW1246 (03/14/20 03:03 PM)
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#186492 - 03/14/20 03:37 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: LarryWW1246]
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It weights twice what you would think. Photo is cropped, Dead VC at his feet.
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#187099 - 04/13/20 05:50 PM Re: Vietnam Theater Machete [Re: Eric]
Sharpi Offline
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Eric
I saw that pic
full size it is very strong with emotion of the time
The story I got on your Machete is:
The Guy my buddy got it from new him from a GMC Dealer here in Orlando
He did 4 tours in Nam and was part of a helicopter crew
He relayed a story or how they would fly out to pic up cases of beer and upon returning they would stash a couple in the jungle outside the camp. Then they would sneak out in the night and retrieve them.I guess the machete came in handy for retrieving their stash as well as clearing LZs picture that
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