Meaning of MSOB emblem?

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My semi-educated guess is the stiletto is a SOF heraldry thing and the stars appear to come from the 1st Marine Division patch/ insignia which I think is the Southern Cross from when the Division was in Australia before the invasion of Guadalcanal.
 

ComingBack

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Don't know about the sword, but I'm pretty sure the stars are a throwback to the Marine Raider days of WW 2. The Raiders are considered the 1st "special ops" guys in the Corps.
 

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From Wikipedia

"The U.S. Marine Raider Stiletto was the first knife in United States Marine Corps history to be designed by a U.S. Marine Corps officer, the then Lieutenant Colonel Clifford H. Shuey, who retired as a Brigadier General and was formerly in charge of the Engineer Division at Headquarters Marine Corps. The knife was designed in 1942 and officially issued to the Marines.[1]"

And Freefalling has it right The Star constellation is the Southern Cross from Guadalcanal
 
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