40 M7/38 Paul Seilheimer Solingen
41 M7/39 Franz Steinhoff Solingen-Wald
ok..IF, the 38/39 is the makers mark..it is on the site above..an on the site murphy posted.
germans were rather anal about marking everything...there should be unit id's on that knife somewhere...
it could be an issue from the SS school...i'll keep looking.
nice looking knife...