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Item #44709

WWI US Model 1917 Bolo Knife AC.CO Chicago

  • Price: $295.00
  • Maker: US Military
  • Model: Knife
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  • Description: This is a Model 1917 C.T. Bolo knife manufactured by American Cutlery Company of Chicago, Illinois. This model was a slight simplification of the earlier 1910 Bolo made by Springfield Armory. The main difference is the lack of the catch mechanism on the scabbard and grip. The C.T. stands for "Commercial Tolerances." This signifies that the knife was made to less exacting commercial tolerances, rather than the more stringent tolerances used at Springfield Armory. These were often issued to artillery units to clear brush and undergrowth. The Excellent sharpened blade is marked AC.CO 1918 CHICAGO / U.S. MODEL 1917 on the ricasso, shows light use on blade with tiny blunt on point. The handle scales show almost no wear as is the case with the guard and pommel. This come with and excellent condition Brauer Bros. 1917 scabbard.