The US Army had 5 types of bolos which were issued. The first was a bolo bayonet for the M-1898 Krag-Jorgensen rifles. Supposedly only fifty were made. There was the M-1909 Bolo with a 14" blade and an M1910 bolo with a 10-1/4" blade. There was a Model 1915 Bolo Bayonet (enclosed in an image of 2 Moro scouts with the M1915 Bayonet). During the Second World War, bolos made by the US Spring and Bumper Company of Los Angeles, CA were sent into the Philippines for use by the guerillas.
Last modified: 11-May-2007