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Old 06-12-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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Vietnam tanker helmet, and some knives

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Old 06-12-2017, 11:18 AM   #2
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Cool. Thank for sharing
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:24 AM   #3
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OP, what is the story on the machete? I have the exact same one left to me by my grandpa.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:36 AM   #4
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The blade is 3/16 thick,It was at a moving sale and he told me it all belonged to his uncle..

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Old 06-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #5
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Think I have the same machete too. Not sure where my dad got it. Maybe back in the day when Academy actually sold surplus, if anyone remembers that.


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Old 06-12-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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I was always curious how old it was. I was told French Foreign Legion or WW1 US. You can tell by the ancient bolts holding the handle to the blade that is very very old. I would think late 19th century.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:42 AM   #7
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It's like a big meat cleaver ...I thought machetes were supposed to be lightweight
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:47 AM   #8
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Very cool finds!
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The blade is 3/16 thick,It was at a moving sale and he told me it all belonged to his uncle..
Do you know anything more about the uncle? Any chance there might be more letters in the last name? My last name is Plemmons.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:50 AM   #9
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Clemmons is engraved in the other side..and it looks like S.R.plemmons
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:52 AM   #10
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Correction....it is Plemmons not Clemmons
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #11
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Correction....it is Plemmons not Clemmons
Very cool. Doesn't match up to any of my immediate relatives.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:15 PM   #12
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It's like a big meat cleaver ...I thought machetes were supposed to be lightweight
Yeah, I think that thing was designed to take off limbs and heads. It is just a giant meat cleaver.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:18 PM   #13
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I would gladly return it to family member that cared about it...i would never part with my families military relics...I have other German military relics and pictures in my collection with names on them and wonder about who they were and what happened to the families
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:46 PM   #14
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Sent you a PM about a possible match I found on Whitepages.com. Not a relative of mine but a name match and he lived in Oceanside at one time.
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Nice
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