USA WW2 era COLLINS & Co. Legitimus No. 37 Machete (US MK2), early original all-leather scabbard signed McKeen


Original WW2 American Collins No 37 machete (MK2) with rare early orig No. 13 all-leather scabbard signed McKeen. Scarce early-war issue in excellent condition, considering the age.

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WW2 American Collins No 37 machete (MK2), rare early type with original No. 13 all-leather scabbard signed McKeen. Scarce early-war issue in excellent condition, considering the age.

Original WW2 era US issue MK2 18-inch blade jungle machete with an early type all-leather scabbard; both are made by Collins & Company; slightly used condition – scarce this nice as most of these handy tools were used as intended. This type was used to cut through jungle vegetation during patrols, clear the fields of fire for machine-gun teams, and other similar heavy-duty tasks. The highly efficient MK1 machete had replaced an earlier “shorty” M1917 Bolo knife, which was just too small and too light for most of the tasks it was intended for.

This WW2 American Collins No 37 machete is only slightly used without the typical major damage to the edge or the blade’s spine – this specimen is in much better than average condition for the type. The blade was lightly sharpened, the tip is intact; no pitting or surface rust – it’s in VERY nice overall condition.  This big boy is about 23-1/2″ / 59.6 cm overall; the blade is about 18″ / 45.7 cm. Black plastic grips are intact with no typical chips, dings, or cracks; all parts are tight with no play. Original No. 13 all-leather COLLINS LEGITIMUS scabbard is in excellent shape, considering the age.  All original stitching and rivers are intact; the leather is soft and supple; belt hanger loop is intact and in 100% serviceable condition.  The scabbard is faintly signed McKeen on the back. These early-war Collins leather scabbards are more scarce than the machetes themselves as most did not last long in hot and humid environment. Leather scabbards were quickly replaced with cheaper and more durable canvass-n-metal scabbards.

This original WW2 American Collins No 37 machete / rare early all-leather scabbard set is in excellent overall shape, considering the age; you will not be disappointed. Finding a complete and unaltered COLLINS LEGITIMUS machete/leather scabbard set is not that easy nowadays. Do’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!

This original WW2 American Collins No 37 machete set has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉  I have a few more WW2 era machetes, several WW2 fighting knives/bayonets, as well as some scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in the store’s Militaria section.

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Weight 6.5 lbs

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