This attractive and well-executed upscale machete dates to the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Blade is 51 cm long, of mirror-bright German steel, edge has been period sharpened. Blade is marked
Blade is nicely etched on one side along its length with floral motifs and a word HACENDADO, i.e. a hacienda's owner.
Furniture of the hilt is German silver, grip is horn, all in fine shape. Scabbard is of finely tooled leather. Overall, an outstanding machete by a rare German maker, from the period spanning the Cuban War and Mexican Revolution.