Very good condition and guaranteed original Indian Wars US Army Model 1880 Hunting Knife. Maker marked to Springfield Armory on the guard along with a serial number on the opposite side. Blade has nice original bright finish with a few spots of gray. Edge was sharpened long ago.
Brass guard has untouched patina. Wood grip has original finish and no damage. Fitted in correct original Type 3 leather sheath. Leather is soft and supple with some normal wear.
Stitching and rivets are nice and tight. Originally made with a leather belt loop and later arsenal altered to use a brass belt hook.
Manufactured by Watervliet Arsenal and is so marked on the leather and the brass belt hook. A rare US M1880 hunting knife that will make an excellent addition to your collection. The item "INDIAN WARS US ARMY MODEL 1880 HUNTING KNIFE With SHEATH-GUARANTEED ORIGINAL" is in sale since Friday, December 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Indian Wars (1866-97)\Original Period Items". The seller is "sreisel" and is located in Copenhagen, New York.
This item can be shipped worldwide.