We finally went out and bought ourselves a machete complete with leather scabbard.
The scabbard is quite nice, with a tooled oxcart and "Costa Rica" on it. We bought it at Vargas in Atenas, our hardware store.
A neighbor's banana tree fell down into our yard, which prompted us to buy a machete so our gardener could chop it up. In the end, their gardener did the job so our machete still hasn't been used. It needs to be sharpened first anyway. They are sold unsharpened.
|Fallen banana tree on the right.|