US Model 1909 "Bolo" or "Smatchet" Knife
This was the US Army's second attempt at the bolo; is a well made yet less
expensive than the US Model 1904 "Bolo" or "Smatchet" Knife,
The grips are wood, held in place by three flush-mount brass rivets. The cross-
guard is of steel, straight cross-guard. The 14" blade is of steel usually
marked with the US Ordnance Bomb (aka "flaming onion"), US, the date, and a
The scabbards are of thick brown leather with brass throat. The hanger is of
leather loop type.
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