Josh found a whole box of these World War I forks underneath a shelf in the warehouse a few months ago. Finally got around to putting them online. They were originally issued in mess kits during the first World War. That’s about all I know about them.
They are stamped “US” on the front,
and what I believe to be, “WBW 1918″ on the back.
We also have similar forks without the date stamp that has an opening toward the end of the handle.
Also stamped “U.S.”