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Scout Bolos

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.

Moro Philippine Scouts with bolos circa 1915

Moro Philippine Scouts with bolos circa 1915

Scouts at the St. Louis World's Fair, 1914.

Scouts at the St. Louis World's Fair, 1914.

Images courtesy of the Fort Sam Houston Collection


 
 

Last modified: 11-May-2007