OK, first I've looked online and on multiple forums for a photo or information on the kabar I just bought. No luck so I'm coming to the "experts".
What I have is a one-line marked "KA-BAR" with no other markings on the knife. According to the tang marks chart, it places it in the 1950 - 1970 range. However, others have identified knives with this tang mark as being WW2 versions.
The pommel is attached with what looks like a rolled pin that can be seen from both sides. However, the pommel is not the usual rounded style I most often see, but has sharp edges as you can see in the photos. The pommel design and construction leads me to believe this is post WW2, more likely Korea or Vietnam Issue.
The sheath is very heavy duty. It is sewn and has 9 staples that are approximately 1/4 inch long. I cannot locate any markings on the sheath.
Any help in determining the time period for this knife will be greatly appreciated.