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, its predecessor.

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 serial number.

The scabbards are of thick brown leather with brass throat. The hanger is of leather loop type.

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