Posted 8 years ago
It came up about sugarcane cutters. This I got in Jamaica many years ago & is usually referred to as a cutlass. "Cane knives" or machetes come in many styles & shapes but what I've seen as preferred, is about 24" long and slightly bulbous on the end. The U.S. style machete is virtually never seen. The cane knives are thick bladed with several fullers running the length of the blade & the best are made in the UK. The bulbous end gives more weight for follow-through. The cutlass I'm showing is mainly used for trimming, yard work & a weapon. In the '70's, machetes in Jamaica sold for about $2.50 us & came with a good file.