Machete, M-1942, Canvas Scabbard, 1943 - 1944, Named
Very nice genuine WWII US M-1942 machete, manufactured by True Temper and dated 1943, 18-inch long blade with black bakelite grips around which cord was attached to enhance prehension. Delivered in its original canvas scabbard dated 1944 and manufactured by Midland Fabrics Co. The name Witkus has been engraved on the scabbard mouth reinforcing plate.
Widely used by US paratroopers manning the .30 caliber machinegun.
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