Clearing with a curved machete
This is the curved machete. Pay attention to the handle, made of leather.
This is how the curved machete is used for clearing weeds at soil level.
The curved machete is a special tool used for clearing plots from all weeds. The curved blade allows the worker to clean right at soil level without injuring his hand, something that happens often when using a normal machete.
Decades ago, this tool was fashioned from leaf spring suspension parts. A handle was shaped from wax and then covered by leather turned outside, so the rough part helped to better grasp the machete.