Very interesting reading.
I believe my Camillus to ba a late ww2 piece. It has the thin
pommel and is thru pinned but is marked on the guard and
not the blade. That would put it at about 1945.
My Ka-bar has the 3/8 pommel and is peened, not pinned
and has the oxblood colored handle. I would say that puts
it somewhere between 1962 and 1974.
I was hoping that blade or guard markings would help but
M.H. Cole's book "US Military Knives #3" shows at least a half
dozen different variations of the KaBar markings.
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