Some discoloration of the blade. The blade is marked: Cattaragus, U. The blade is 10" long, with an overall lenght of 15 1/2". This machete was adopted in October 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out Kit, usually attached to the parachute harness. Cole Book, "The Best of US Military Knifes, Bayonets and Machetes" page #196.
This would make a great accessory to add to your WWII collection. Check out my other items. The item "WWII US Army Air Force Folding Machete Survival Knife withGuard Cattaragus #1" is in sale since Monday, April 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada.This item can be shipped worldwide.