Good luck on the treatments and your recovery.
I must state that this knife, while in excellent condition, is NOT am M-2 military knife.
It is a commercial version. The M-2s all had bails.
"KC had the knives made in Maniago, before they had them made in China. No "stilettos" were made in Germany.
Common practice when making the older knives was to peen the pin heads and then buff them smooth."
"Robert Klaas (Kissing Cranes) never made these knives. Similar manual stilettos and automatics were made in Maniago, Italy for Klaas. This is not one of them. Swapping blades in these is not common at all. None of the rivets on these knives are…"
"I don't know if George Schrade Knife Co. contracted other knives. I do know they did make all the autos in house. Many other companies used G. Schrade to make their automatics. Remington, Case, Shapleigh Hardware, and more."
"I repair Colonial automatics, and am authorized by the factory as a repair center.
I am also authorized as a factory repair center by Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter, Latama, and Mauro Mario.
Other than spring replacement and light cosmetic work, I…"