An interesting Collins No 66 machete
An interesting Collins No 66 machete with a brass hilt for British Honduras and dated 1879. The blade is stamped (C)OLLINS & CO (H)ARTFORD CAST STEEL (WA)RRANTE(D) No 66, and has a spear point. The heavy brass cruciform hilt is secured by 4 rivets, the crosspiece is engraved "J.C. B. Honduras-1879". The blade is worn and the tip has been a little shortened. See D.E. Henry "Collins Machetes and Bowies 1845-1965" 1995, Iola, for further details.
Blade length 19¼" (48.7cms) Overall length 25" (63.7cms)