Made about 1900 when slavery, legal or virtual, provided the workers for South American sugar cane plantations.14 3/4" hook tipped blade with curved cutting edge. The forte struck with the crossed machete and crown CORONA mark of Weyersberg & Kirchbaum. Below, the motto MADE IN GERMANY to comply with the 1887 Merchandise Marks Act of Britain intended to brand foreign goods made in protectionist countries who restricted or taxed imported British goods. Extensively used with wear and abrasions to the grip. The blade dark with a little surface rust growth. Very likely originating with the last vantages of slavery in the Americas, as there were about 25 times as many slaves delivered to Mexico and South America, as to the US and Canada.