Thanks for your reply SAC Troop. I find I need a url to post pics, so an image hoasting service is needed? Photobucket or some such? There are some great shots of a S649 under compleated listings on ebay, and my handel is exactly like that, with the stampings as described in orginal post, as in a mid to later 60's Western Bowie. A brother in arms carried a W49 in Viet Nam, I opted for the more common Gerber, my skinny ass had enough weight to carry as it was. Any feedback on picture posting?