Around 1984,I went to GI Surplus in Orange Texas and bought my first survival knife. The store is no longer in business, which is a shame. They had a good selection of military surplus.
When I got the knife home I was so proud. It was like a turning point in a young mans life, I had bought my first knife.
The knife I bought was a Valor brand name. At the base of the blade it is stamped “Valor Miami, USA” on one side. On the other side it is stamped “440 Stainless, 599 Japan, camo”.
Overall length: 12 1/4 inches.
Blade length: 7 1/8 inches