A machete is a broad blade designed as a hacking tool which can double as a short, combat weapon. Its primary function is to cut through dense foliage or for use in other hard labour environments.
Accordingly, the machete is a common implement in tropical regions, such as the Caribbean where it served as the signature weapon of the Maroons, escaped slaves who rebelled against the European colonial class.
With the rise of the profitable sugar-cane industry in the Caribbean and coastal colonies such as Louisiana, machetes became widely used on sugar plantations throughout the region, and as such were easily acquired by both Adéwalé and Aveline in areas where slavery was prominent.
Adéwalé found his first machete shortly after washing ashore in Port-au-Prince, Saint Domingue, and promptly used it to cut down an overseer chasing after an escaped slave. Throughout his travels, Adéwalé would eventually come to own a number of machetes, varying in lethal capability and appearance, which he used frequently in combat. These blades were larger and broader than a normal machete, making them ideal for attacking overseers and soldiers alike, and were stored in a sling across Adéwalé's back when not in use.
In the French territory of Louisiana, Aveline de Grandpré would occasionally use a specialized sugar-cane machete in combat. This wider, heavier weapon could be displayed openly while Aveline was in her slave disguise without arousing any suspicion. A longer, more streamlined machete was also available for purchase at any general store in New Orleans.
18th century Caribbean
|Rusty Machete||2||2||2||N/A||Complete A Common Enemy|
|Steel-forged Machete||3||4||3||N/A||Liberate 300 slaves|
|Crude Iron Machete||5||3||3||N/A||Explore the Caribbean sea|
|Mayan Machete||5||5||5||N/A||Explore the Caribbean sea|
18th century French Colonial America
|Sugarcane Machete||1||3||4||2||N/A||Assassin, Slave|