1904 BOLO



1/4 inch


Blade Length

12 inches

Overall Length

17  1/4 inches


Weight of Knife

31.5 ounces



Steel is Leaf Spring 5160

In stock


  This is a remake of the M-1904 Hospital Coprs knife.    The rounded tip is sharpened. Brass guard and copper tip in the butt of the handle.   The grips are in rosewood.  Many thanks to Carrie Lopez for helping me test this blade. 

HISTORY:  The M-1904 Hospital Corps Knife was Designed for use by the U. S. Army Medical Corps.  Over 40,000 Hospital Corps Knives were made at the Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA between 1904 and 1914. Like all of the “bolo” knives, these were heavy knives intended for use both as brush clearing devices, as well as weapons. It was designed to aid US soldiers with jungle foliage that they found themselves in with incursions into Cuba and the Philippines, where natives used similar sized machetes.

Knife does come with a leather sheath that is reinforced with a brass around the opening. (See Video below) .    

 Contact Nikki  [email protected]  for custom leather requests

Knife weight varies slightly  (+/- a couple of grams) as these are hand forged.

Price includes Sheath and free shipping inside the USA



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