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My brother just gave me this knife for my B'day. i would like to know where its from. The markings are very worn. It says on the right side of the blade "MO or MC-----" and more, but unreadable. The left says " P----", also unreadable. Here is a picture of both sides too. It looks like a Gurhka style knife. Its 14.5 " OA  and the blade is 9.75 ". Blade is 1/4 " thick. It has a full tang handle too. I thought it was a bayonet but it has no rifle barrel hole on top nor does it have any attachment point. Any help identifying this knife will be deeply appreciated! Thanks, Triumphman

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BurfBest Answer (author)2012-06-04

Its a WWI USMC Bolo knife or a copy of one. Without identifiable markings its impossible to say for sure. Most of the authentic USMC Bolos were made by Plumb for several years prior to and during WWI.

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triumphman (author)Burf2012-06-04

Thanks Burf, you were right on the money! I can make out the words now! PLUMB and USM. You are the man! As ever, Triumphman

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