Machete

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  • Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Title
;Schrader Resort, Prior Lake, 1955
Category
Creation Date

before 1941
1955

Dimensions

27 cm W x 52 cm L Item (Overall)

Large Knife

27 cm W x 52 cm L x 13 cm W x 51 cm L

Small Knife.

27 cm W x 52 cm L x 13 cm W x 51 cm L x 10 in. H x 58 in. L Item (Overall)

Count
2
Description
These two machetes have steel blades and hand-carved wooden handles. One has a much more curved blade with an intricate geometric pattern scratched into it. Used by the natives in the African Congo, they were brought back by Arthur Lundblad, a missionary in this area.
They are often called short swords or throwing knives.
The larger knife has a wooden handle wrapped in leather with a metal coil close to the blade. The blade is carved with small v-shapes in two sections on one side. The other side of the blade is unadorned. The blade has an almost 90 degree curve and the tip has a wide point.
The smaller knife is also curved on the end, but more rounded. 
Road-side metal sign for Schrader Resort on Prior Lake. The sign is sheet metal painted blue and white. It reads "SCHRADER TAVERN/RESORT". Small lettering at the bottom right corner of the sign reads "Theo Hamm Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minn, San Francisco, Calif." There are small holes around the perimeter of the piece for hanging. The donor rescued the sign from the side of the road and kept it in his garage for many years.

Related People and Organizations
Lundblad, Arthur
Geographic Notes
Democratic Republic of the Congo
USA
Geographic Names
DR Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, AF [-2.5,23.5] [id:203312]

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