12/13/17 - This is an original US M1 Carbine bayonet. The bayonet hand guard is maker stamped "UTICA" with a US flaming bomb ordnance stamp, and "USM4". The leather handle is excellent, and the blade is unsharpened with only minor/normal discoloration (from oils). The scabbard is marked "USM8" and made by "B.M. Co.". Guaranteed original and authentic.