Steel, iron, wood; leather, brass
Overall: 20 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1 in. ( 52.1 x 10.8 x 2.5 cm )
stamped: on obverse of blade: "U.S. / 13786"
stamped: on reverse of blade: "S A / [flaming bomb] / 1912"
stamped: on scabbard: "ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL / 1913 / H. E. K."
Bolo knife with heavy steel blade with straight back and rounded cutting edge which is beveled along entire length; iron guard pierced for stud on scabbard throat; wooden pistol grip handle with plaques joined to tang with three rivets; leather scabbard with brass throat and pierced tip with brass grommet.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Guarnieri
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