Original WW2 M2 Paratrooper Knife Geo. Schrade Presto Bridgeport Connecticut For Sale

WWII M2 Paratrooper Knife

This is an original WWII M2 switchblade. These were concealed within the center pocket of the M42 jump jacket, allowing tangled paratroopers to cut themselves free of their parachutes. It retains the desirable lanyard loop, which prevented the paratrooper from dropping the knife if suspended from an elevated surface. This example is the later version, with the black-painted metal grips. It was manufactured by Geo. Schrade in Bridgeport, Connecticut under the "Presto" product line. Unfortunately, the spring mechanism has seized up, requiring the manual lifting of the blade.



    The items offered for sale by CIRCA1941 are genuine pieces from the second world war. All items are guaranteed authentic and, upon request, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included in the sale.

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