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"Machete Ejercito Argentino"
Old 10-22-2002, 01:40 PM   #1
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Now that I am just begining to get my head above water from my two weeks off, I got around to taking some shots to show you guys this machete made by a Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie for the Argentine Army.
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:37 PM   #4
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Seba's post (and others that have preceded it) brings to light an interesting, often-overlooked point. The German edged weapons manufacturers did not exist solely to provide swords and daggers for the Third Reich. Many were hundreds of years old by the time the Nazi's came to power and most did a booming business in export weapons. scissors and shears, cutlery, surgical instruments and industrial cutting tools.

The Henckels firm was founded in 1731 and is still in business today. WKC is still a thriving concern as are PUMA, Wusthof, Eye Brand, Hen and Rooster, Boker and a host of others - although some have been bought up by larger firms. Friedrich Herder was founded in 1727. F.W. Holler celebrated their 75th year in business in 1941, comemmorating the occasion by issuing two advertising mirrors for display in uniform shops, etc. Eickhorn did likewise, marking their 75th year in business in 1940 with a book entitled 'Liesten un Dienen' (Producing and Providing) that chronicled the firm's history. The book was available in hard- and soft-cover versions.

The city of Solingen is still a major center for the production of high-quality knives and tools and a few of the side streets still remind one of the photos we find of a wartime Solingen in the reference books. That, coupled with the Deutsches Kilngenmuseum (German Blade Museum), which only recently (in the last decade) has begun to incorporate 3rd Reich pieces into the displays, make a trip to Solingen worthwhile for any blade enthusiast.

Seba, thanks for sharing!

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Old 10-23-2002, 10:21 AM   #5
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Isn't the Hen and Rooster trademark of Carl Bertram now owned by the Robert Klaas company? I have an early SS dagger by Carl Bertram, and I understand that the small company was famous for its pocketknives. I've been trying to find a pocketknife with the Hen and Rooster mark, but haven't seen any at gun/knife shows.

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Old 10-23-2002, 10:44 AM   #6
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Hi Seba. Great looking machete. Is that an aluminum handle? Do you know when this might have been made? Interesting note that the Japanese switched to aluminum handles during WWII for their NCO swords, wondering if this German maker did the same.
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It looks like it is aluminum, interesting observation. As you can see in the pictures the model is 1898, but I really don't know when it was made.
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Old 10-24-2002, 09:34 AM   #8
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I like it,what's the price of such a item these days ?
Very nice !

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Hi Greg,

I think Bertram Reinh & Sohn was bought out by another firm, but I don't think it was Klaas. Klaas uses the 'Kissing Cranes' logo.

Smoky Mountain Knife Works - http://www.eknifeworks.com/ - has a wide selection of Hen & Rooster brand knives...they're almost sure to have something that will do the trick for you.

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Jos, I don't know what they would get here in the US, I don't think much, $50? Can someone help in that regard?

I paid something like 60 pesos in Argentina, 3.5 pesos per dollar.
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Old 10-25-2002, 03:01 PM   #11
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Hi Skip,

Thanks for the info and the link. I was going off the info in this link
http://www.agrussell.com/agrussell/107g.html
for the Klaas purchase of the old Bertram trademark. I did a search on "hen and rooster knife" and got a bunch of sites offering the pocketknives, so someone is still cranking them out. What I want is one from the 30s or 40s, with hopefully the same trademark as on the SS dagger, and I'll keep searching for antiques.

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