A friend whose father was in WWII has this 1918 that his dad carried. There is no scabbard. The hilt of the handle is either deformed, bent or purposely changed. Blade is a little rough but only surface.
Not sure if he would part with it; he is considering so any advice on what I can offer him is appreciated.
From the vets bronze star award document -
63rd Infantry division HQ Co. - intelligence sergeant during all combat operations; "(he) obtained information by patrolling and reconnaissance into enemy territory. his aggressive and resourceful performance of duty contribute much information of the enemy which was necessary to the planning of offensive operations."
Can only imagine the fear this knife brought to the enemy to result in information he obtained.