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WWII US Colonial Aviator Survival Knife

  Lot # 049
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  • Lot # 049
  • System ID # 384415
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Vintage WWII U.S. Colonial PROV. R.I. NAVY Aviator Survival Knife.  This Knife was issued by the NAVY Aviators During WWII as part of their survival Kits, all metal finish black and all had black checkered plastic handles. These knives were used to escape from downed aircraft. The knife blade was used to plunged through the fuselage and then the saw blade was used to cut a hole in the fuselage to escape through. Knife is 6" when closed and 15 5/8" long when both blades are extended. The cutting blade is 4 5/8" and the saw blade is 5" The blade reads Colonial PROV. R.I. This is in great shape for its era. No cracked handles . Also Adopted in 1944 by the USAF as a survival knife.