Forensic work: cuts by k@tanas vs cuts by machetes

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Forensic work: cuts by k@tanas vs cuts by machetes

Postby Thearos » 23 Mar 2018 02:24

The paper is here, in the Joural of Forensic Sciences, 21 Feb 2018

Identifying Differences Between Cut Marks Made on Bone by a Machete and banana: A Pilot Study--
Penny McCardle B.A. (Hons) Elizabeth Stojanovski Ph.D.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... 4029.13754

I don't think it's on free access. Two forensic scientists hung up some pig carcasses and cut at them with machetes, factory k@tana, and forged k@tana (the latter wielded by experenced swordsman). K@tana cuts show micro-curvature, machete cuts show micro-flaking, at the point of contact with bone.
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