ORIGINAL, RARE & VG Condition USMC Square Tip Entrenching Machete (Collins)
ORIGINAL, RARE & VG Condition USMC Square Tip “Entrenching” Machete (Collins). The is an ORIGINAL (not one of the crummy reproductions) of the “Holy Grail” of the machetes issued to Marines prior to and during WWII. The square tipped “entrenching” or “intrenching” as M. Cole refers to it at page 40 of “Military Knives, Bayonets and Machetes, Book III” machete is a Collins No. The machete is in good used condition, with the wooden handle intact with all four rivets. It appears that the blade was deliberately “subdued” by bluing or black paint to reduce reflection. The scabbard is in good used condition too, but as often the case, the leather tip is damaged from dry rot (see images below). This is an increasingly rare item of “782” or “deuce” gear for the advanced Marine collector, which first shows up in the 1938 edition of the “Landing-Force Manual”. I’m a militaria collector like you and I do this as a sideline to my own collecting. Nonetheless, I’ll try to serve you in a businesslike fashion. Vendio Images: More than just a pretty image. Get business information that counts! – Vendio Counters are active content free. The item “ORIGINAL, RARE & VG Condition USMC Square Tip Entrenching Machete (Collins)” is in sale since Wednesday, May 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “stanwolcott” and is located in Big Bear Lake, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.