Original WWII U.S. Navy Collins & Co. Legitimus Long Jungle Machete with No.13 Leather Scabbard - dated 1944
Original Items: Only one available. These long machetes are extremely rare on today's market, especially in such good condition, with their original tooled leather scabbard. Made by Collins & Co. of Hartford, Conn, this is a LEGITIMUS model long jungle machete. The Machete has an impressive overall length of 25 inches, with a slightly curved 20 inch Bush/Collins machete shape blade. The blade is about 2 1/4 inches wide at the thickest point. The ricasso is nicely marked:
COLLINS & CO.
The blade is in very good condition, thought it does show some use and staining. It has been sharpened several times, so this was a machete that did not spent its life in the scabbard. The blade body is textured from the factory, which helped prevent plant material from becoming stuck to to the blade. The wooden handle is in very good shape, with no chips, cracks, or other major issues. It has a lovely color and grain, and still has the original leather wrist strap.
The machete comes with a very good COLLINS & CO LEGITIMUS No. 13 tooled leather scabbard. It has aged to a very attractive red brown color, with the embossed designs on the front still clear. The are a few stains, but the stamped Collins logo is still visible. The leather is a bit stiff, but after 70+ years, that is to be expected.
An very nice WWII dated U.S. Navy Collins Legitimus machete, complete with its original tooled leather scabbard, ready to display!
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