Trinity Posted February 15, 2016 Share #1 Posted February 15, 2016 I came across what I'm assuming is either an experimental or possibly even a theater-made knife or bayonet sheath that was made by the Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Company out of Worchester, Mass. The sheath is extremely well-made, incorporating three layers of sewn heavy duty leather. The throat of the sheath has a metal plate surrounding it that reads: "Made By Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Co. Worchester, Mass". There's a second plate that covers the back of the sheath's throat that reads the same thing but direction of text is reversed. The sheath also has another metal plate that extends about two inches into the throat of the sheath. This plate is marked "Patented" and has rows of nine separate dates ranging from 1904 up until 1915. These plates are the exact same plates that are found at the end of the Mills cartridge belts prior and during the WWI-era? Has anyone seen one of these sheaths and can give me some information on what type of bayonet it may have been made for? From throat to tip, the sheath measures 10 3/4". Total length is 16 3/8". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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