Scabbard, USM6, MILSCO, 1943
Superb genuine WWII USM6 leather scabbard, manufactured by MILSCO in 1943. The sheath is fastened on to the back part by copper rivets, the last of which is slightly off centre to allow for a leg lace. Fastening of the two leather parts is ensured by a strong sewn seam. Approved from 2 January 1943, the USM6 sheath features strengthening pieces consisting of two rectangular metal plates, one on each side, fastened by four rivets which help keep together the leather. Metal staples reinforce the top of the sheath on which rests the knife's hilt.
A nice complete scabbard in excellent condition.