WWII period, the hilt and scabbard inlaid with mother of pearl with eagle over "stars and Bars" (corner chipped) dove of peace, flowers, and crescents PHILIPPINES etc. The scabbard made in two pieces with edges, unusually, sealed with laminated strips. 19" blade of characteristic form rating it among the very largest, shows original tool finish. Large showy example of a weapon produced in the traditional form for the American liberators in the Philippines, where the Japanese savagely brutalized the natives.

Stock Number: FNS398

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