North American Auction Company
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Last Chance July Passed Lots Auction - Ends AUG 4th

Mon, Jul 31, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Aug 4, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 233

U.S. Model 1904 & U.S. Model 1917 Bolo Knives

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Lot consisting of one U.S. issue Model 1904 “Hospital Bolo” knife and one U.S. issue Model 1917 Bolo knife. The Model 1904 Bolo with rounded blade is stamped on the right side of the blade in front of the brass guard “U S” over the serial number 16257. The left side is stamped “S A” over flaming bomb stamp and the date “1910.” The S A stands for Springfield Armory. It comes with a very heavy, metal reinforced black leather sheath in fine condition. Walnut handle with finger grooves is excellent. The 12” blade shows light use and is bright. The Model 1917 has a very dark aged approx. 10” blade that is marked “U S” over “1917” on the right side ahead of the guard and “Plumb” over “Phila.” on the left side. It has the correct coarse walnut handle, steel mounts and tight fitting canvas with leather reinforced sheath. Both of these items were used as entrenching tools as well as close combat weapons.

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