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1909 US Issue Bolo Knife


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1909 US Issue Bolo Knife1909 US Issue Bolo Knife1909 US Issue Bolo Knife

Overall Length: 19"

Blade Length: 15"

Blade Width: 2-1/2"

Blade Thickness: 1/4"

Weight: 1 lb / 8 oz


Sharpening: Available

Engraving: Available

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The M-1909 Bolo Knife was designed to aid US soldiers with jungle foliage that they found themselves in with incursions into Cuba and the Philippines, where natives used similar sized machetes. It was designed to be carried as a belt knife from its first production at the Springfield Armory in 1909 to its final production in 1915. Only 17,540 were produced at the Springfield Armory making originals pretty rare. Beginning in 1917 a variant of the M-1909, designated as M-1917 Bolo Knife was introduced. Tempered, high carbon steel blade with proper markings of the era. Steel finger guard and wood grip. Heavy leather scabbard has slotting pin in the metal throat and accurately replicates Rock Island Arsenals issue from the era.
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    The overall set is a pretty decent copy of the fairly rare original. The blade markings are clear and larger than the originals which should help deter faking this bolo. The scabbard is of useful quality and well assembled for general use. The guard is slightly thinner than the original but well shaped. The grip is comfortable although the brass pins through the grip are smaller than the original and actually should be pins passing through brass burrs, peened over and smoothed. While the wood has a nice grain it is much lighter in color than the original walnut. The blade came with a factory edge which is plenty sharp as far as I am concerned. I have already used it to cut branches from a tree I am breaking up and it worked very well. This is a good working copy. Joe T..
    Reviewed by Joseph  T
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    A marvelous chopping tool. I ordered it sharpened and it arrived popping sharp.
    Reviewed by Bruce T  B
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    Now this is a knife!!! The U.S. general issue 1909 Bolo knife is an awesome weapon and a great all around "chopper". A little heavy but very heavy duty and very well made. Very nice heavy duty leather sheath too.
    Reviewed by Jared  G