Original U.S. WWII Imperial Folding Machete Type A-1 - Mint Condition

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. World War II U.S. Army Air Force Type A-1 folding machete survival knife. Manufactured by Imperial Knife Co. Providence RI. as stamped on left ricasso. Adopted by the US Military in 1942 for the B-4 emergency bail out kit usually attached to the parachute harness. Checkered black plastic grip panels. Blued steel blade. There is a guard system built into machete. When closed, the metal guard protects the blade. When open, the guard flips closed to lock the blade in place. There is a release button for the guard that must be pushed to the release the guard and close the blade. Comes with original sharpening stone marked CHRISTOLON MACHETE STONE / JT-940  and tan colored leather sheath with flap and belt loop. It is marked MACHETE WITH SHEATH / TYPE A-1 / NO. 48C3639.

MEASUREMENTS: Blade length is 9-5/8". Overall length when open is 17". Overall length when closed is 11-5/8".
CONDITION: Excellent. Near Mint Condition.
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