RARE, WW2 Australian & USAF Air Crew Jungle Survival Machete/ Fighting Knife With Alloy Handle & Steel Blade By East Bros Sydney Australia & Correct Original 1944 Leather Scabbard By Goldseal Sydney With Straps For Leg & Belt Carry. Sn 11514. - 11514Australia produced many Military Knives and Machetes during WW2. These examples were issued to Australian and U.S. Air Force Aircrew for use as Jungle Survival Machete/ Fighting Knives ( see pages 163 to 164 and illustrated plates 384 & 385 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This is an excellent original example. It measures 13” overall with an 8 ¼” single edged, heavy steel machete blade which is 1 ½” wide. One side of the blade is crisply stamped ‘East Bros Sydney’. Its alloy handle scales are secured by brass rivets. It is complete with correct original leather scabbard with integral belt loop & straps with buckles configured for leg carry (as illustrated in the contemporary image inset in image 3). The scabbards has a single retaining strap with single brass stud fastener. The belt loop is impressed by the manufacturer 'Coldseal Sydney’ & dated '1944'. All leather stitching and rivets of the scabbard are intact. The scabbard has contemporary hand written lettering scratched into the leather ‘Jack’. The lower leg strap has perished at one edge but this could easily be repaired. Price for this rare WW2 survival machete includes UK delivery & the contemporary image illustrated in image 3. Sn 11514.