Original U.S. WWII Pacific Theater Made Machete Fighting Knife with Leather Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful U.S. WWII "Theater Made" machete style fighting knife, 15 inches in length, with a heavy 10 5/8 inch long blade. These knives were made by the armorers and engineers, usually in the Pacific theater. The large capital ships needed to have skilled fabricators on board to make repairs and modifications to weapons and gear. Usually the blades were made from existing weapons or from steel components, and the hilts were cast from metals such as aluminum or zinc.
The knife has a heavy machete style chopping blade, with a slightly swelled out spine at the tip. It is then fitted with a brass crossguard, and a grip made from stacked leather and aluminum washers, commonly seen on these theater knives. The pommel is heavy cast brass, secured by a round split nut to the tang of the knife.
The knife comes with a custom made leather scabbard with a belt loop in the back, which also has a clip on top for attachment to a GI Pistol Belt. It is made of several pieces of leather sewn together, and the bottom is open, which would allow moisture to escape more easily.
Definitely a great example of a WWII "Theater Knife" from the Pacific Theater, complete with scabbard. Ready to research and display!
Blade length: 10 5/8”
Blade Style: Single Edged Machete
Overall length: 15”
Crossguard: 3 1/2”
Scabbard length: 11" with belt loop
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