My first post:
I picked this knife up at a WW2 veteran's estate sale along with a Camillus M3 US fighter. There were other WW2 period items there and I believe this knife to be from the same era. I wonder if it could possibly be European in origin? it was suggested that it may be hand made but it has features that seem more like it was mass produced.
It is ~10.50" in length, the handle is cast aluminum and the tang of the blade goes into it blind. You cannot see the tang at all, it is completely covered by the handle and secured via rivets. The blade is blued with a deep fuller (blood groove) and it appears to have been made by drop forging. The balance is superb, slightly handle heavy.
Any ideas about it would be appreciated,