WWII Era Original US Army Air Force Bailout Folding Machete Survival Knife w/Guard - Marked: Cattaragus U. This machete still has the original blade guard.
Most of these are guards are normally missing. The blade is bright, no rust.
No nicks or chips in the blade. Some discoloration of the blade. The blade is marked: Cattaragus, U. The blade is 10" long, with an overall lenght of 15 1/2".
Grips are nice, but someone checkered them, see photo's. This machete was adopted in October 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out Kit, usually attached to the parachute harness. Cole Book, "The Best of US Military Knifes, Bayonets and Machetes" page #196. This would make a great accessory to add to your WWII collection.
Check out my other items. The item "WWII US Army Air Force Folding Machete Survival Knife withGuard Cattaragus #2" is in sale since Thursday, May 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.