NO CHEAP IMITATION! This knife is an exact replica of knives carried by marines in WWII. Made by KA-BAR in Olean, NY for the US Marine Corps and first introduced in WWII. 5" polished leather handle with steel hammerbutt cap. Steel guard and 6 7/8" gun blue blade with deep blood groove. Comes in issue box with a genuine leather sheath with USMC logo and extra heavy stitching and metal staple side reinforcements. Tang marked USMC.