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I just listed this superior, hand full, of stellar vintage steel on ebay…..ough, oough, oough!
Here's the link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/270806974801?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 

The tang stamp reads: PATENT NO. 2297855

Here's some pics:

 

 

Here is a link to the PATENT info on BOLSTERED HANDLED CUTLERY applied to Utica Cutlery:
http://www.google.com/patents?id=7jhqAAAAEBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=2297855&hl=en&ei=KZxXTrqPEOTk0QHDlfmhDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA

 

* * * JANUARY 22, 2013 Updated additional pics of different knife with long pull spear point blade, and same patent number 2,297,855: