Original U.S. WWII Collins & Co. Legitimus Bakelite Handle No.18 Machete V44 Knife with No.13 Scabbard
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Original Items: Only one available. These types of knives are extremely rare on today’s market. Made by Collins & Co. of Hartford, Conn, this is a LEGITIMUS model No. 18 V-44 type Machete with a black bakelite handle. This Bowie style knife measures 14 inches long overall, with a 9 3/8 inch clip point blade. Blade is 2 inches wide at the widest point. It is offered in excellent condition, complete with leather sheath. The ricasso is nicely marked:

No. 18

The blade is in very good condition, showing light wear from service, and the usual staining and light oxidation. These were issued “in the white” covered with a layer of lacquer, which would quickly wear off, allowing the blade to oxidize. There is a bit of light rusting near the tip, and the knife definitely has been sharpened while in service, giving it a great broken in look.

The leather sheath is also marked with the COLLINS & CO. / LEGITUMUS name around the trademark logo, and is their style 13 sheath. The leather is is in very good condition, with just a bit of the usual age-related deterioration. The belt loop is still attached and sound, and…

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