11/7/17 - This is an original, rare variation US M3 Fighting knife, with a blued blade maker marked "R.C. CO." and a leather M6 scabbard by L&C. The blade has beautiful, all original blued finish almost entirely in tact! This is nearly unheard of in the M3 market. The tip of the blade has some very light wear, but otherwise the blade has no notable flaws. The hilt is properly cartouche stamped on the backside, as shown in photos. The handle is excellent and original. The leather scabbard is equally as minty as the blade with beautiful dark brown leather and no notable flaws. Just the right amount of wear and aging to guarantee this as an original rig though!