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This was an issue bolo machette to some troops in the Pacific during WWII. Made by Plumb.

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Huntinghawk, that is a M1917 Bolo, they were isued in WWI and to a lesser extent some at the beginning of WWII. Being made by Plumb it should have been made in St. Louis, Mo. I've got one like it, but I will say that your scabbard is in better shape than mine.
 

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Thanks Ranger. My grandfather did bring it home from the Phillipines at the end of WWII. I replaced the scabbard about 20 years ago as I had found one is Shotgun News.
Lookd like on one side it is marked
pll
PLUMB
ST LOUIS
1918
Other side is
USMOD
ANd then something under that but the guard is covering it up.
 
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