The M-1910 Bolo Knife was adopted to be used for clearing
brush and foliage from fields of fire or for cutting through jungle
growth. Issued concurrently with the larger M-1909 Bolo Knife, the
Bolo Knife was produced at the Springfield Armory between 1910 and
Official armory records indicated just under 60,000 were produced.
Springfield Armory made M-1910 Bolo Knives were later blued and
WWII. Records indicate the M-1910 Bolo Knife was primarily issued
to machine gun companies for clearing fields of fire, and possibly
to signal units for clearing brush to string land lines.
In 1917 Plumb and American Cutlery also were contracted to make
parkerized bolo knives often designated the M-1917 Bolo by collectors.
Later bolo knives of all producers were made without catches.