Gerber mark 1 knife dating
The majority of the 8 point knives had finger grooves in the walnut handles.
The blade is 7 1/8" long and in the style of an M3 blade but with a fuller.
Gerber knives was established by Joseph "Ham" Gerber in 1938.
The full company name was established as Gerber Legendary Blades.
The knife itself is identical to the Raider knife and if it had not been with this scabbard, you would not know the difference. This exact knife is pictured in Mike Silvey's WWII book page 76.. Brown / 1943" and "D^D" on the front and "^H B" on the back..
WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "D^D / WE" at the ricasso on one side and "1 ^" on the other. This knife has an alloy type handle and a blue blade.