Only One Available. World War II U.S. Army Air Force Type A-1 folding machete survival knife. Manufactured by Imperial Knife Co. Providence RI. as stamped on left ricasso. Adopted by the US Military in 1942 for the B-4 emergency bail out kit usually attached to the parachute harness. Checkered black plastic grip panels. There is a guard system built into machete. When closed, the metal guard protects the blade. When open, the guard flips closed to lock the blade in place. There is a release button for the guard that must be pushed to the release the guard and close the blade. Comes with original tan colored leather sheath with flap and belt loop. It is marked MACHETE WITH SHEATH / TYPE A-1 / NO. 48C3639. Has some scratches and oxidation, otherwise good condition for its age.