WWII Era Original US Army Air Force Bailout Folding Machete Survival Knife w/Guard - Marked: Imperial Prov. Up for sale is a WWII Era Original US Army Air Force Bailout Folding Machete Survival Knife w/Guard. No nicks or chips in the blade. The blade is marked: Imperial Prov. The blade is 10" long, with an overall lenght of 17".
It has an intergral folding blade guard. The guard folds into the handle when open or over the blade when closed, see photos. The release button is no longer present, the locking mechanism still functions, you just need to use a small tool to unlock it. The machete is used, please see photos for condition. 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 #195. 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 Imperial NICE" is in sale since Thursday, March 4, 2021. 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 to United States.