WW2 Case XX USAF Survival Machete – large folding type, original metal blade protector / edge cover is included.
Original World War 2 era folding survival machete manufactured by Case – this type ewas issued to the US Air Force and Navy pilots. These were usually carried in the seat pack attached to the pilot’s parachute harness. Regardless of the original intent, these machetes were very popular with the American GI’s and saw lots of action in the Pacific theater of the War. This particular type is illustrated on pages 69 in U.S. MILITARY KNIVES; BOOK TWO published in 1973 by M. H. Cole – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of US military edged weapons (see the book’s scans attached).
This survival machete was manufactured by CASE in Bedford, PA. Case machetes are harder to find as the majority were manufactured by Camillus Cutlery – I have one such machete available. The blade is intact, no edge bumps or nicks; the tip is undamaged; the blade is very sharp still; the blade is lightly pitted throughout. When fully opened the blade is nice and tight; blade lock is in perfect working order. Original metal blade safety cover is included (most of these covers had a tendency to get lost right away). Original black plastic grips are in great condition; no cracks or chips; the handle is tight with no play. The machete is about 15-1/2″ / 39.5 cm opened; the blade is about 10″ / 25 .5 cm. The blade is sharply stamped CASE XX on the side.
This original WW2 Case XX USAF Survival Machete has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos.
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