This is the original rare DHA-type presentation machete from the Burma Campaign era in WWII which was fought between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. DHA machetes were often used by The Chindits - British India'Special Force' that served in Burma. The machetes were hand made in India and usually are very crude so no two are completely alike. The scabbards were not made in India but in the Great Britain and are so marked.
This particular machete is a presentation version and is not as crude but was still hand made. The scabbard is dated 1943 and marked with British broad arrow acceptance mark and other codes. The last picture is from "British and Commonwealth Military Knives" - a wonderful book by Ron Flook. The presentation version can be seen at the bottom right picture.
Machete is in a very good original condition, polished blade, nice wooden grip, pretty original leather scabbard with good stitching. This machete comes from my collection, nothing else included or offered for sale.
My items are not new (unless noted) and usually are very old. There are dents, dings, chips, rust and other imperfections present. The item "Rare Original WW2 British Indian Army DHA Presentation Machete Burma Campaign" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Edged Weapons". The seller is "xeg2k3" and is located in Roswell, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.