Original U.S. WWII Collins & Co. Legitimus Bakelite Handle No.18 Machete V44 Knife with No.13 Scabbard
Hassle Free Returns
No questions asked, 30 days return policy.
All orders are shipped in 1-3 business days.
SSL Enabled Secure Checkout
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:
COLLINS & CO
MADE IN U.S.A.
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…