Just got this in the mail today, and all for a reasonable price of 33.00 plus s/h. I was curious if anybody knew what the markings are, and who the maker is on the bottom. This is in really nice shape, the carrying strap isn't faded, but any inked markings that would be located towards the bottom of the strap are gone, if there were any there at all. The metal fittings still have great deal of brown paint on them. I'm assuming this dates from 42-43 production? it doesn't look like there was ever a showa ink stamp on the bottom of the canteen.