Machete, M-1942, Leather Scabbard, 1942-1943
Genuine WWII US M-1942 machete, 18-inch blade, made by Legitimus Collins & Co. and dated 1943; black bakelite grips. Delivered in a superb original leather scabbard, manufactured by Schell Leather Goods Co. Inc. and dated 1942. This type of complete set, in such an excellent overall condition, is becoming pretty hard to find nowadays.
Such machetes were, amongst other services, quite popular with American paratroopers and Marines manning the .30 machine gun.
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