Originally Posted by Rick
Hi Ian , perhaps the answer (or clues) may be found in a study of the regimental history .
I'd also like to ask you if Marc has suggested any particular alternate Spanish Colonial areas as origin .
To add I'd also like to suggest that hand engraving (which is what this script looks like to me) would not be used for a Gov't issue work knife .
We have seen plenty of examples of bringbacks and souvenir pieces that have been hand engraved .