Well done, Matt. You have my condolences regarding your grandfather.
I have an old 225Q from an antique store here. The two holes are there for a thick U-shaped staple that re-enforces the Butt. I've got a document file around here with the Cattaraugus patent or copyright or bid drawings, whatever it was, that shows the construction details. I'll forward it to you when I find it.
I've seen many hard-used Kabars & Camillus Combat knives over the years with loose handles and loose butt caps, but out of seven or eight Cat 225Q's, I've never found a loose handle, guard, or butt cap.
You did a fantastic job on that one.
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