I picked up this these up at a garage sale $40 - the machete is marked "TRUE TEMPER 1945 US" and scabbard " marked "B.M. Co. 4 VP 1945"
I believe it is real GI - the scabbard is hard plastic like material - I always thought they were canvas? Handle is dull more yellow than green color - blade is real nice - not chipped - fairly sharp edge. I'm not sure if it is a good value or not.