Original WWI U.S. M1909 PLUMB PHILA. 1917 BOLO KNIFE Serial # 42553

You are bidding on an Original M-1909 (Model 1909) Standard Issue Bolo Knife With PLUM PHILA,Ordinance Bomb over 1917 date stamp on one side and US 42553 serial number on the other. . I shot extra pictures in higher resolution to show this old M-1909 bolo knife & its condition. Take the time to view all the pictures below to see what I have described. As you can see this is an original bright finished blade bolo knife that has not been abused, over sharpened or has any deep rust pitting. It does have some light rub marks / scratches / factory forging marks to its polished surface and its original hardwood wooden slab handles do have some small nicks, scratches and general use markings on them. The bolo really is in great original condition especially for a military knife that's some 100 years old....Note: Its original sheath was wrapped with many layers of old ½" white cloth hospital tape that was disintegrating from age and when it was removed it revealed the leather was breaking down. It was cracking and had a chunk missing and a good amount of its stitching and the top of its belt loop were gone. A good friend who restores old saddles tried to re- stich it but the leather was too brittle. He matched the old scabbard sides with newer leather and treated them with a solution to look old but kept its original rectangular brass

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