This great fighting knife was either issued right at the end of the war or just after according to Coles Knife Book #III on page 198, illustration #1. The knife is cut down from a bayonet with a birds head end. This has a very heavy blade that has seen use and been sharpened but not overly so. The knife is 10 3/4 inches over all with a 6 3/8 inch blade. The knife has Bakelite scales with no oil hole. The blade is marked Kutmaster, Utica,N.Y.,USA. This has a heavy cross guard on it.