Jet Pilot Survival Knife Sheath
This etching was very thin and shallow. In the post war years this knife was made by several other companies. Let's hope it's as good as the.S.S. I needed a replacement for a well used Air Force 499 knife.
Vietnam era Jet Pilot Survival Knives
These scabbards were still in demand even during the Vietnam period.
Making this one of the rarest edged weapons of the period.
Many Stiletto's have been observed with replacement guard sections and or piece's missing.
Special Operations community it is the symbol survival of many great achievements. Give that man a kewpie doll. Each LaGana tomahawk was sent with it's paracord own carrying case. On the ricasso is a unique "thumbprint" ground in for proper positioning on a thrust. Then it came to me, what knife was it a picture of?
As usual they were in need of a good fighting knife. They were unique as they didn't have a date stamp on the pommel. Some sources say there are still.S.S. Frederick, Commanding Officer of the new unit, The First Special Service Force. Here is one that I think is fairly unusual: a 6 inch plated Camillus with the screw on butt. The year was 1962, and due too overwhelming complaints by pilots who kept jabbing their selves in the ribs, the blade length was shortened to 5 inches. I can't say I remember when M3's were cheap and plentiful like almost every other military surplus knife.
Vtg Camillus 1967 US Jet Pilot Survival Knife Sheath Stone Vietnam
Operational Detachment Delta in Vietnam had many pocket patches made using the V-42 as a central character. First a little background should be discussed. I do beleive that these Dog Heads and other alum blades with the Viet Nam story is not. Was the only manufacture of this knife. These sheaths were marked.S.S.
Be wary of the mint piece that has no ion leaching. Many of these knives have shown up recently in mint condition. (This was later proven false in the post war years and blade stamping resumed.) All the knives had a 7" blade, full steel cross guard, stacked leather washer handles with 5 grooves cut into them and a steel pommel.