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  1. The OP knife does look like a Western. A smaller pattern though, like this one at 7 1/4" OAL with a three rivet sheath as well. However, I don't know the circa on it.
  2. I realize I'm about 10 years late on this but I figured I'd post this anyway as it's still relevant. I believe the Camillus knife with the black handles are made of a plastic similar to Schrade's Delrin handles. Yours, Bayonetman, are bone but not just any bone. These knives were made with the highly sought after Rogers jigged bone handles. Rogers jigged bone came in various colors from a very dark maroon (almost black) to yellow. The yellow bone sometimes occurring naturally with time and lots of pocket wear. Rogers jigged bone were made from older cattle that ranged t
  3. Thanks, Skip and Capt14k. I found photos of the markings on Bayo Points 23. Capt, both flaming bombs, huh? I would read about the flaming bomb markings and thought it was only one so the other had me confused. I'd think "Is it an eye?" Thanks to you and Skip for clearing that up.
  4. Thanks, Skip. I often wondered what the OL was for. I'm also curious about the two symbols. In the first photo, the circle within a circle and lashes between the U and the S, and in the second photo, the "flaming bomb". What is their significance? Thanks - Felix
  5. Interesting feedback. I have one (dated) I found at my rental home while cutting grass about ten years ago. I asked around but no one seemed to know anything about this similar bayonet. The overall length is right at 14.5" with the blade at approx 10" long.
  6. Sactroop, thanks for sharing your keen eye and words of wisdom. I pretty much go by those words - "buy the knife and not the story". Capt14k, nice observation on the serifs for dating and the pommel vs pommel nut. 👌 Dating by serifs works on Schrade USA fixed blades too. I guess this knife has been thoroughly dissected. Thanks guys!
  7. I considered what it woukd take to modify a blade that much as I had never seen one like it before. Not that I know much about Marble knives to begin with. However, I figured it must have taken lots of patience, or some real heavy wheel grinding that could have messed with the temper. That made me hold back on my bid. If I were five, no, 10 years younger I might have gone all in. The more I read what you guys are saying the better I'm feeling about coming in second on this bid. I had decided $125 total with shipping & taxes, but no more. The guy who worked on this k
  8. The flat stacked leather handle also looks it was made for the blade.
  9. You read my mind. My next question was going to be, is the sheath original or was it custom made way back when the blade was modified?
  10. Hello Capt14k - It does look like the blade might have been modified. If that's the case, whomever did it did an excellent job.
  11. Hello: I came across this Marbles knife on the bay. I've never owned a Marbles knife and really liked this particular one for its spear point type blade, fuller and flat handle. I came in second on the bidding so lost it and could kick myself for not going more. I was wondering if anyone here has ever seen or knows of this model knife by Marbles? The seller thought it might be a rare one, and I have never seen one before so, I thought I'd ask you guys for any info. Thanks
  12. Skip, you're right, they are a pain for most of us right handers. zzyzzogeton, thanks for the interesting feedback. I believe you're right. It is Y 2/C rather than Y 2/6. As a right hander a left handed sheath carried on the left would be difficult to get use to, as Skip pointed out. Most of us righties are just way too use to being catered to and would have a hard time adjusting to a LH sheath knife from the left. In that situation I think I'd carry a LH sheathed knife just behind the sidearm or further back to have the blade's edge facing away from the body while pulling it out and aroun
  13. Hello, Skip, Dustin and Charlie. Thanks for welcoming me to USMF Edged Weapons, Skip and Dustin, and thanks a bunch for the great feedback as well. I've seen and owned many fixed blade knives, mostly poor man's hunting knives (Schrade Cut Co., Schrade Walden, Schrade USA, Camillus, Kabar...) and some military. I found a WW2 bayonet with U.F.H. and U.S. below that but between the U.S. it has a round eye with lashes on it. Below that it has 1943 and on the other side in smaller lettering O.L with a small flaming bomb beside it. I currently own 3 Camillus N.Y. (stamped in bold lettering at th
  14. Hello: New guy here. Glad to finally be accepted by USMF. I appreciate the opportunity to engage with you fine people. I bought my first WW2 Camillus USN Mark 1 a few months back. I own and have owned a bunch of Camillus knives. The sabre grind contours on this Mark 1 are about as good as it gets for a production knife. I can think of one other sabre grind - on both sides - blade that was a work of art by Camillus N.Y. Cutlery. That was on the 1946 (one year only) "first generation" Carpenter's Whittler's pocket knife. The first year of the 72 model the blade configuration was also differen
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