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Old 09-24-2016, 06:01 PM
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I'll just add, that when I was in PNG in 1969, a machete was the cheapest, simplest machete you can imagine: straight sides, flat blade, for people that couldn't afford anything flash.

Tje inside curve of the item shown means it can be used with less wrist effort, and also has an effect like a reaper (gathering light material into the bite). And I'm guessing it has a slightly thickened spine as well.

It looks like it would be an effective machete, but too expensive for the people I knew.