Wwii U. S. Army Air Force (aaf) Imperial A-1 Folding Survival Machete/scabbard
O riginal/Vintage WWII AAF IMPERIAL Folding Survival Machete, Type A-1 Cole III, U. Military Knives, Bayonets, Machetes, pg. 2 was adopted 1942 for B4 Bail Out Kit , usually attached to the parachute harness. Machete will appear unused except for loss of blade Parkerization and a few minor ageing mars. Deployed machete approximates: blade 10; OAL 17. Machete blade with rounded end originally partially Parkerized to reduce reflection(s) in a combat survival situation. Per previous, some Parkerizing is missing from factory lube/aging/long term storage. Rounded blade has sharp factory edge. Consider blade overall excellent with exception of three minor rust spots. Heavy, approximately 7 black Bakelite handle is excellent, with two minor rubs and couple storage scratches. Handle incorporates a 4 ¾ heavy grooved guard that locks/ensures opened blade is locked, and. Handle incorporates blade guard lock release. CAREFUL WHEN OPENING OR CLOSING BLADE. Heavy leather, sheath approximately 14 1/2 OAL closed. Heath is heavily riveted and double stitched; end has grommet with grey tie down lanyard. Heavy Snap on Dot secures flap to sheath body. Sheath reverse is stamped. MACHETE WITH SHEATH, TYPE A-1. Sheath reverse has a heavy stitched/riveted 2 ¼ belt loop. After decades controlled storage and c. Onsidering age I consider this Vintage WWII AAF A-1 Imperial Survival Machete/Sheath Survival Machete and Sheath. And a valuable addition to any collection. Unlike some used items w/o sheaths. Rom Fighter Pilot Estate. This is my machete. NO FOREIGN SALES, US SALES TO ORIGINAL 48-STATES. Please pay for item promptly. CAN’T AFFORD ANY MORE “DIDN’T RECEIVES”. The item “WWII U. S. ARMY AIR FORCE (AAF) IMPERIAL A-1 FOLDING SURVIVAL MACHETE/SCABBARD” is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “glockzilla2″ and is located in Keller, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.