BACKGROUND: This particular model was made specifically for the Canadian military and not used by the US. The contract was awarded to Collins Company in 1940 for a undisclosed number of the bush knives and were assigned the number "1250". These knives were carried on tanks and other vehicles.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice example of bush knife with a 38cm (15") bright steel blade. Black bakelite grips are attached with three rivets with a hole that allows for the section of leather to attach to the wrist. The blade is clearly marked "Legitimus, Collins & Co. Made in USA,, No. 1250  dated for 1940. The blade has been sharpened and oiled. Included is the reddish brown leather scabbard that has a reinforced stitched seam to the reverse. The leather frog portion is affixed by three rivets to the back of the scabbard and is embossed "H. Carson Co. Ltd. Ottawa, 1942." The strap that would hold the handle secure on the frog is missing. Both items show usage and wear that is typical of such an item.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $119.00

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