Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3723: Four Trench Knives and a U.S. Bolo, with Sheaths

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

Four Trench Knives and a U.S. Bolo, with Sheaths

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Item Views: 1978
Catalog Page: 344
Class: Other

1) U.S. A.C.Co 1917 trench knife, 8 7/8 inch triangular spike blade, with a smooth wood grip, and a metal knuckle guard with triangular flanges and makers marks on the inside. With a green leather and steel sheath. 2) U.S. L.F.&C. 1917 knife, 9 inch blade, pyramid flanges, leather sheath. 3) U.S. Springfield bolo, 10 1/4 inch blade with 1913 date, oval guard, spring-loaded retainer and a grooved wood grip. Leather and canvas covered sheath. 4) Au Lion brand 1918 trench knife, 6 1/2 inch blade with "U.S. 1918" marked brass grip, metal sheath. 5) U.S. L.F. & C. 1918 trench knife, as 4 with 6 3/4 inch blade, trimmed-down guard.

Rating Definition:

1) Fine, minor rust. 2) As 1. 3) Fine, with light handling marks. 4) Very good, mild scratches and spotting. 5) Very good, with a mixed patina and mild wear.

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