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Old Houston Texas estate find. Original Model 1904 Springfield Armory U.S. Hospital Corps Bolo Machete with original sheath. It measures 17.5 inches long. The knife is in good overall condition but does have wear on it as shown. The blade has wear as shown also. The leather sheath has a couple of pieces on the front that appear to be leather patches and I believe were glued onto the main body. The brass cross guard has an ever so slight ammount of looseness but not very much. The blade has the U.S. flaming ball insignia and the date 1911 stamped on one side. The wooden handle has "3 A.C.N.Y. 37" stamped onto part of it and the leather sheath has "43" stamped on one side and "R.I.A. 1912 T.C.C." stamped on the lower part of the same side. I believe the "R.I.A." signifies Rock Island Arsenal. I am selling this piece at so offer early and often and good luck! Please ask Questions if you have any! I do my best to describe my items, but I am not an expert in any field and my good name is important to me. If there is any issue with your purchase please contact me. Most of my items are vintage . They naturally show wear from age and use. You are ultimately responsible for viewing photos and asking questions. I describe each item to the best of my ability, but I cannot always detail each flaw the same way that you may view it. All items are described with honest intent! MULTIPLE PURCHASES: I will combine shipping on multiple purchases if they are packaged together and there are not more than 3-4 days between ending dates. PAYMENT: Unless otherwise discussed between you and I, Payment is required within 7 days of me sending your invoice with the total including shipping. Please contact me about any delays expected in payment. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. SHIPPING: I ship items on Wednsdays so when your payment is received, it will ship the following Wednsday. PAYPAL PAYMENTS: Items paid through PayPal will only be shipped to the address registered with PayPal. If you wish to have the item shipped to a different address, you must email me first and recieve a confirmation of your request. Otherwise, The item will be shipped to registered address ONLY. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: All international shippments will have a $1.15 charge for a "Certificate of Mailing" if shipped anything other than USPS Priority. This will prove the item was shipped from me to you via USPS first class international since no insurance or delivery confirmation can be obtained on USPS first class international shipping. REFUNDS: All sales are final. Refunds are ONLY made if there is a significant error in the item description and is not evident in the photos. Refunds are made for the purchase price ONLY. Shipping fees are not included. For a refund to be made, the item must be returned in the same condition as when it was originally shipped and it must be returned within 14 days of receipt of item. I do not accept returns due to buyers remorse, buyer not reading ALL of description or change of mind. THANKS! : )