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MyZone et al,
Very nice knife, well done! This is a Hartsook knife, handmade by Doug Hartsook of Kernersville, NC. Mr. Hartsook is a retired SF man who has been making handmade combat/fighting knives for more than 20 years. As you suspected his high quality knives are popular in the SOF community. The example you have pictured above is known as the ODA Model. Here is a link to the the Hartsook Knife web site:
"I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971
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