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Original U.S. WWII Airborne Schrade M2 No.1 Knife with Jigged Bone Handle

Regular price $695.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. These M2 Paratrooper pockets knives with the early war issue "jigged bone" handles (scales or grip) are among the hardest to find on the market today. This wonderful example offered in good, fully functional condition is faintly marked on the base of the blade ricasso as follows:

DEC. 21, 09.
SEPT. 13, 10.
JUNE 6, 16.

The manufacturer stamping on the ricasso is unfortunately too faded to read. We can barely make out the letter “W”.

These blade markings definitely identify it as the early No.1 version, and it bears the correct jigged bone handle. It measures 8 1/4 inches long when opened, with a 3 inch clip point blade. The blade has been sharpened over the years, so it is slightly misshapen than when issued, but it still functions properly.The blade opens properly, and still locks into place. The bone handle has a very nice color, and is solid but does have a chip in it by one of the top rivets.

Worn in the breast pocket of the Paratrooper M2 Jump Jacket these knives were intended for paratroopers to cut there parachute cords and anything else if they got entangled during a jump. Exceedingly rare and hard to find. For further research checkout this forum post about these knives and how to tell WWII knives from post war.

A wonderful, service used example ready for display.

Blade length: 3”
Blade Style: Clip Point Knife
Overall length closed: 4 7/8”
Overall length open: 8 ¼”

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