Thank you. your post is much more informative that "that other one" (now locked).

A machete question. About twenty-five years ago, I had the pleasure of caving in Oaxaca. while there, I acquired a typical machete and scabbard in the marketplace. , a brand which seemed very common then The brand was a Collins (definitely common in Oaxaca), but I do not see the brand mentioned in current discussions. Are they still around??
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