Reproduction German Paratrooper Gravity Knife
New Reproduction German Paratrooper Gravity Knife "take-down model".
These were used by German Paratroopers during WWII to free themselves
from tangled parachutes and there cords. These knives were made in two
versions this is the "take-down model" meaning that the knife can be
disassembled, however there really is no need to do so. The blade is released by the trigger on the side of the handle and slides in and out
using gravity they are not spring loaded, the side houses an awl for
untangling knots. The but end futures a swivel loop that is used to
attach a lanyard. The handles are a nicely sanded walnut wood and they
are RB numbered and waffenamt on the awl.
These are by fare the best reproductions on
the market. The only thing really discerning them from the originals are
the copper rivets holding the handles together.
How to Use: To
release the blade hold the knife in the upside down position and push
the trigger forward when the blade is all the way out let go of the
trigger it will lock the blade in place. To put the blade in follow the
same steps but hold the knife upright.
Measurements: Closed blade 6 1/16 inches, Full Length blade open 10 inches. Most of them vary a little but only by 1 or 2mm.
Warning: The blades are sharpened. Also most of these are not perfect and can have a nick or dent in the handle.
parts are not interchangeable with originals they are off by a hair so
please do not think you will be using these parts to fix your original.
If you try this you will most likely break it.
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