Hello, I just picked up this Camillus Combat knife and cannot figure out what type or era it is. The only marking on it is on the ricasso US over CAMILLUS. It looks like a Mark 2 (MK2). No markings on the guard or the sheath. The blade is 7 inches, and appears to be parkerized. The handle is just under 5 inches, made of leather rings and stained a dark brown with a slight reddish tint. The sheath is a hard green plastic with a green nylon frog sewn on with a khaki snap strap (marked DOT on the rear of the bottom snap).
The only similar one I was able to find is being sold as an "Vietnam War Era Navy SEALS Experimental knife". It is supposedly documented in "Cole's book of knives".
This comes from this site:
I got the knife cheap and am highly suspect of anything called 'experimental' or something for "SEAL's" so I don't know what to think and I do not have access to Cole's book.
Any thoughts on this one?