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Of the Central American Corona Machete

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SS: this central american ‘corona’ machete and giant hook that came to me from my baby mama ‘Juliaca” .. indirectly. you see my babymama has sisters and one of her sisters husbands brother sold them too me lol . thanks! i just say i got them from her because if i wasnt with her i would never gotten them obviously. i knew what they were when i bought them. the person i bought them from didnt want them and did not care about them so i figured they were mine so i bought them. i remember i got a really good deal on them too. they were basically given to me. this was a lil bit before SL4 shoemaker-levy .

SS: the corona machete is from central america and is number 152 of a numbered set that i was told was 500 mad in el salvador .. it has the seals of the seven central american countries.. this one is mostly ceremonial i think although i do have another machete from vietnam war my father gave me. my father was in vietnam which is how i ended up born at nellis afb since he was in the air force… or i mean to say .. landed. lol… and juliaca was born air force base in japan .. we are air force “work biatches” ..

co·ro·nas, co·ro·nae [kuh-roh-nee] Show IPA .1. a white or colored circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body, especially around the sun or moon.3. Also called aureola, aureole. Astronomy . a faintly luminous envelope outside of the sun’s chromosphere, the inner part consisting of highly ionized elements. .

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    Of the M4 and M5 Garand Bayonets

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    SS: my friend had been gone for a few months and suddenly returned and brought a bunch bayonets for me to look at today. i acquired these M4 and M5 bayonets for my collection. the M4 is really nice one has a wood handle and wood sheath both in great condition. i have an M1 Garand Bayonet so i figured these two could be with that one.

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      Of the World War 1 German Engineer Sword

      SS: i acquired a new sword this weekend which is called a “sawback”. it is a world war 1 german bayonet that was only issued to engineers. most of these kinds of bayonets had their sawbacks ground down for other troops could use them. they had a different name for those which the vendors at the gun show kept saying to me cuz they wanted to buy it from me. i must have found the best bayonet in the entire show because several of them wanted to look at it after i would tell them this one is a sawback. they all know what that was and had to look at it. the image below has the ww1 german sawback with my ww1 german officers sword.

        Of the US World War Bayonets

         SS: i had a very good day yesterday. not only did i pass a major certification exam to advance the frontlines but i also gained two new world war 1 bayonets to my collection. as i have said my friend brings me these bayonets that he invested in long ago. basically he tells me what he thinks they are and i research and find out what he actually sold me. i never haggle for a sword, if i think belongs in my collection i give them what they ask for it.

        SS: the first sword is a us world war 1 bayonet. it is the long version. some world war 1 bayonets were cut down to smaller size which make them less desirable. this one is stamped 1916 from the springfield armory. this bayonet is a blued polished version. starting in 1917 the armories stopped bluing them and started to use other polishing methods that were faster because they started to ramp up production for the war. in the last picture above i have the ww1 bayonet with my recent aquistioned ww2 m1 garand bayonet.

        SS: the second bayonet is a ww1 swiss schmidt rubin bayonet. my friend said it was german. well he was partially right. it was stamped “waffenfabrik neuhausen” which is a german manufacture but it was used by the swiss during world war 1. the second pic below shows this bayonet with my recent aquisition swiss 1957 SIG bayonet.

          Of the 1892 French MLE Sword

          SS: my friend obviously thought i needed more swords because today, which tomorrow will be yesterday, put them on my desk and asked me if i wanted them. basically he tells me what he thinks they are and then i go figure out what they really are. the first one that is all metal is pretty common ww1 bayonet from sweden .. on the blade is stamped the number 455 .

          SS: this is my second french sword though i think is a little more rare. it is 1892 french mle bayonet used in ww1 .. my friend he thought it was belgium.. it is a french model bayonet and not belgium. i think his confusion was the scabbards are almost identical however there is no doubt it is the french mle. my research above shows that if the sword had a armory stamp on the blade then these were more rare .. the armory stamp can be seen in the picture show an “R” and “G” .. that’s it two letters.. research the stamps indicate if it was infantry, cavalry, or artillery something like that.

          SS: now we have to try to remember that the reason france got involved in the revolutionary war is because britian helped canada fight the french forcing the french to leave canada . that is why canada is such good friends with britian .. the revolutionary war gave the french an opportunity to pay back the british . the british they boasted a lot they said they could capture the entire colonies with only 5000 men and they were wrong . we have to remember the massive defeat of british general cornwallis is because of the french . the french naval blockade defeated the british navy and cornwallis did not receive reinforcements and the continental and french armies defeated cornwallis.

            Of the 1886 Statue of Liberty French Rosalie

            SS: after much thought i decided to add another bayonet to my collection .. it is like the australian bayonet as i did this to show appreciation and friendship .. for one i appreciate how the french treated my enchantress priestess “norma jean” marilyn monroe by honoring her at the Cannes Film Festival. I very much appreciate it and think of it as an act of friendship.

            SS: the bayonet did catch my attention when i first saw it due to it not having a flat blade like all the other bayonets i was looking at .. this one is shaped as a + sign .. which actually was the reason i waited on it at first but i reconsidered later after much thought .. i never buy a blade unless i feel it has some meaning for me and a place in my collection. and i never haggle the price for any blades that i buy .

            SS: the bayonet is 1886 model .. which happens to be the same year that the french gave to the usa the Statue of Liberty as a gift of friendship.. the french helped the colonies during the revolutionary war and their help was probably the big reason the colonies won the revolutionary war .. their support started with mostly guns and gunpowder .. their help basically ended the war at the battle for yorktown where general Cornwallis had holed up with his 9000 men. general Washington order general Lafayette to take his 5000 men and seige yorktown with the french naval blockade. it was the french navy that defeated the british navy bringing 5000 man reinforcements to cornwallis giving general Washington enough time to arrive at yorktown with his continental and french armies.

            SS: the usa has it’s own enchantress priestess queenBee who is “norma jean” marilyn monroe .. the united states is not britian and therefore should not have a british hive based upon the british monarchy .. that goes against everything that general Washington and our french allies fought for during the revolutionary war . france made sacrifices for the us during the revolutionary war .. my grandfater whose name was james smethers had two brothers, one of them died on the beaches of normandy and the other got his leg blown off while driving a sherman tank in europe . in my opinion france and the usa should be very strong friendship. thank you for honoring my enchantress .

              Of the New Secret Order Blades

              SS: i have recently bought a few new knives that i have add to my collection .. someone i work with happen to have a bunch of rare knives for sale .. well i picked out a few because that is how i aquire my blades usually are from people that i happen into .. and i do not haggle for a knife or sword .. if is reasonable price and i think it belongs in my collection for whatever reasons i have in my mind why it should be in my collection. the first one that i got above is a World War II 1943 US M1 Rifle bayonet ..  it says 1943 engraved on the blade and fits the M1 Garand .. i thought it would go well with my World War II japanese samurai sword .. i have owned the wwii japanese samurai sword and wwi german officer sword for a long time. 

              SS: the next bayonet below in the next picture first blade and book below is a Swiss 1957 SIG bayonet .. i got a good deal for it .. since the secret order is neutral in pretty much everything, including elections and all that stuff that is why policy i never get involved in any of that kind of things, then it is neutrality of the secret order .

              SS: the next bayonet i appears to be a 1903 Turkish SG98 .. i search the book because i thought this bayonet was a german bayonet because i recognized the scabbard is identical to my German World War I officer sword seen with it .. when i bought it i thought it was german. the blade it says Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie of Solingen which is a german manufacture that made them. however after searching the book i found that it is actually a Turkish bayonet that used german blades and a german scabbard .. and to confirm this i search the internet for turkish Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie of Solingen and found this same bayonet. this was a surprise because the person i bought it from thought it was german. according to the book this is a rare .. now see why i never haggle for a blade.

              SS: this next bayonet below is one that i was not originally going to aquire although it did catch my attention .. it is a 1907 Australian SMLE bayonet which i think is actually british bayonet .. the australians and the british basically had the same bayonets and it is british bayonet .. it can be confusing if it is british or australian, however this one says australia on the handle .. it is the same how the turkish bayonet above is made in germany, this bayonet is made in england. this one has a built in sharpner in the scabbard so it’s blade is fairly sharp .. i decided to go ahead and add to collection to show my appreciation for friends and friendship .. that is how it came into my collection .

                Of the Samurai Martial Arts

                SS: here are the three main martial arts of armed bujutsu ( martial arts with emphasis on spiritual development ) .. when we look into the sky the most prominent constellation is orion the hunter . not only is orion the “astral light” with it’s upraised arm but also he is an archer, and Pleiades’s is his arrow .

                SS: the highest ranking samurai were expert proficient with the use of all these weapons from horseback . their horses are intelligent and know who their rider is and will throw the unknown causing much havoc, therefore, only high ranking samurai called “mounted samurai” were allowed to fight from horseback.

                The Art of the Sword — “Living Soul of the Samurai”  The early japanese “deified” their swords and gave them kami names. It was not difficult to understand “how that a sword that has saved life, destroyed enemies, and performed other marvelous deeds tends to be regarded as a living being, full of strange, protective power, and therefore kami . Kami expressed in a single ideogram a variety of meanings related to tutelar beings or things divine. Thus it is not surprising to find that japanese tradition animistically linked the sword to ‘lightning’ . — Secrets of the Samurai

                The Art of the Spear —  Naturally there were many samurai who specialized in the use of the spear. According to literature of bujutsu, an expert spearman trained in any of these schools was studiously avoided not only by single warriors but even by groups of warriors whom he could scatter with an intricate, yet impenetrable and deadly circular dance . — Secrets of the Samurai

                The Art of Archery — For centuries the bow and arrow was “the chief weapon of the fighting man of japan”. The method of training widely adopted by the warriors their offspring being presented with bamboo grass horses and a bow in childhood . Kyujutsu was actually considered ” an essential branch of education the habit of shooting from horseback while in swft motion so as to deliver an arrow accurately in any direction was diligently cultivated” .


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