Viet Nam Era Pilot Survival Knife ~us Milpar M5a1 … But you have an injury to your arm. The 7-inch knife was not military issued knife. Wood carved handle. See Details . The primary document that describes the various features of the Air Force Survival Knife is Military Specification MIL-K-8662 (16 October 1953). VIETNAM WAR US Pilot Survival Fighting Knife Camillus 1967 USN USMC USAF A+ - $51.84. The blade is a bit dull with grey spots and a b I'm now trying to determine the dates of production and usage during the Vietnam era. It is currently still in inventory with the DoD through the GSA. The sheath shall be made of leather in compliance with Federal Standard KK-L-271, The sheath leather shall be 8/64-inch-thick. I was wondering if you had run across anything about the dates on the pommel nut. I’m told it was Air Force issue. Aprox 180 knives were made in 1967 with 150 of them being sent to Vietnam in August 1968. Conetta Vietnam Era Bayonet,first Contract, Factory Sealed Nos. It's marked on the pommel "CAMILLUS N.Y. 3-1967". ( Log Out /  I do know that it has the serrated spine and in outward appearance may be an original except for the handle. Camillus Pilot's Survival Knife 1967 Vietnam War Air … I have one but can’t find anything about it. Many thanks! Ontario’s knife became procured by the U.S. Army and was issued a National Stock Number, NSN: 1095-01-530-0833 within the Federal Supply System. The genesis of the Air Force Survival Knife goes back to the 1950s at the dawn of the jet age. most of the paint is intact on the butt of the knife. Furthermore, standardization of equipment reduces costs upon the logistical system. Not an easy knife to resharpen and the very tip was prone to breaking off. $66.00. The Air Force Survival Knife was introduced to the commercial market by Marble after not being awarded the DoD contract to supply the new survival knife to the military. See Details. The leather will be treated with para-nitrophenol fungicide. Hi John, stone is missing. up for auction: a camillus n.y. i-1967 pilots survival knife with sheath. Consequently, the knife blade being reduced from six inches to five inches allowed it to retain some of the qualities necessary to carry out survival tasks, but small enough that it could be easily stowed on an aircrewman’s vest without causing interference for aircrews trying to carry out their duties while flying. These influences upon the procurement system tempered the DoD design features of the knife. VINTAGE CAMILLUS, NY, VIETNAM WAR ERA AIR FORCE PILOT'S FIGHTING SURVIVAL KNIFE It appears that in 2006, Ontario Knife Company became the current vendor to the DoD of the Jet Pilot Survival Knife under the National Stock Number (NSN): 7340-00-098-4327. Regards, Vietnam Era Camillus Pilot Survival Knife with Sheath and Stone. Good condition knife and sheath with stone inside. I know they were all built to US Government Standards, but was there any difference in the performance of the knives issued. The markings were then taken off of the ricasso and moved to the pommel sides. It is cast from an actual Knife (post Vietnam) and fits into the standard sheath (not included). post-Vietnam Era US Navy USN Jet Pilots Survival Knife & Scabbard - 361445244424 Unused, Argentine Pilot Paratrooper Survival Knife Custom Made Not Regulatory Circa 1985, Vtg 1984 Westwind Production Camillus A-4 Skyhawk Vietnam Pilot Survival Knife, Vtg 1984 Westwind Production Le Camillus Huey Uh-1d Vietnam Pilot Survival Knife, Russian Air Force Fighter Naval Pilot Aviation Survival Folding Knife Vmsk-4, Wwii Pilot Survival Knife Colonial Prov R.i. $46.06 Buy It Now 28d 4h. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. It is Great for Vietnam Reenacting or Airsoft. Sheath for the 10" M-1 Garand Bayonet - - - - 4310. Any Further Details or assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks for contacting me. Very nice knife. That latest acquisition also had a sheath lacking the metal back and tip of the sheath, but appears original in all respects. Camillus Pilot Survival Knife Vietnam Era 11-68 w/Scabbard &Stone. This registration, granted in 1980, is for use of paranitrophenol as a fungicide incorporated into leather for military use, at a concentration not to exceed 0.7% on the basis of dry finished leather weight. Thus, finding ways of reducing the bulk of the Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) assisted in the overall weight considerations for flying. Before this requirement, knives of several types were procured by the individual branches of the military and dispensed to their members. Later, after service members began returning from Vietnam, the military-grade issued knives began to be seen on the market. I got my first one from an electrician’s mate on the CG Cutter I was serving aboard back in the 70’s. You are bidding on a Vietnam War era U.S. made MILPAR Jet Pilot Survival Knife. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. $23.50 3 Bids 5d 10h. The 6 inches long blade was considered too long and the knife was altered to only 5 inches . In 1957, the Marble-Arms Corporation submitted to the U.S. government a design based on their Ideal Hunting Knife design. Ontario Knife … The Ontario Sheath is a Quality replacement and I would highly recommend it. good luck, and !!! I may be wrong but it may have been produced between 1970-1990, maybe in Asia. - sample pictures of New … It used to be a standard piece of gear for anyone, including backpackers, who was a serious outdoorsman and wilderness adventurers back in the 1970s and 1980s, before the Rambo movies made popular the Rambo-type survival knife. Vietnam Era Pilot Survival Knife, sheath, CAMILLUS 1973 DatedFOREIGN BIDDERS, PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING, SHIPPING WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN US SHIPPING.If you were in the US Army in the Vietnam Era, The knife was probably modified by a previous owner. While researching this knife I discovered that Camillus, the same manufacturer as the iconic Kabar fighting knife, was the main producer of these knives. This type of Survival Knife/ Pilot Knife, 10.25 inches in length, was issued to pilots as part of their survival kit and has been standard issue since the late-1950s, yet Cmdr. The grip will be made of leather in compliance with Federal Standard KK-L-165. The sharpening stone size shall be 3 inches long, 7/8-inch-wide, and 1/4 inch thick. The knife is in good condition 9.5 inches long knife, showing some use. Free shipping on many items | … US Air Force Pilot Survival Knife - Vietnam War - This is an early 1970's pilot survival knife. I’m not a fan of social media and don’t use it. Survival knives are knives intended for survival purposes in a wilderness environment, often in an emergency when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. Most military aviation units issue some kind of survival knife to their pilots in case their aircraft are shot down behind enemy lines and the crew needs tools to facilitate their survival, escape, and rescue. Original Item: Only One Available. Dated 11-1968. However, the registrations for all registered products containing salicylanilide as an active ingredient have been canceled. Curiously enough, my knife does not have the Camillus trademark name stamp anywhere on the knife or the sheath. Not sure about the pommel stamping. 1 bid. See Details. VERY nice, original Vietnam war US pilot survival knife. VINTAGE Vietnam War CAMILLUS PILOT SURVIVAL … It will not be long before you are won over by the versatility and practicality of the Air Force Survival Knife. Has been carried, but not on a belt. You are bidding on a vintage Vietnam era Camillus N.Y. Jet fighter Pilot survival knife tang marked made between 1961-1967, This is a 5 inches blade knife that is marked on the tang which places the knife between these dates. As with many uses of military equipment, service members use considerable ingenuity in the field when employing their equipment and therefore, the use of the holes in the blade guard for cordage lashing points may have been a field expedient use of the knife rather than as an intentionally designed purpose. This is a testimony to the ingenuity of the design team that developed the knife at the Marble’s company. Showcasing Pilot Survival Knife available to buy now! The tip of the sheath is pointed and the back part of leather extends beyond the front for two lanyard holes. pilot survival knife available for purchase here. Free shipping for many products! Vietnam Era Pilot's Survival Knife. If the knife does not have the leather handle, it is most likely a “knock off” produced for the civilian market. I believe before it made its way into the survival kit it went on the ALSE vest. This was the first year these were pommel marked. This happens quite often. Some companies marked them and some did not. C $190.88. Vietnam Firebase Made Knife. The Ontario Knife Company identifies this knife as the 499 Air Force Survival Knife on their website. $80.00. Armynavysales has Genuine U.S. Air Force and Navy Pilots survival knifes like this Ontario USAF Pilot Survival Knife. It's marked on 373372538456 Many of us have been exposed to the fixed blade knife known popularly as the Air Force Survival Knife. You are bidding on a vintage Vietnam era Camillus N.Y. Jet fighter Pilot survival knife tang marked made between 1961-1967, This is a 5 inches blade knife that is marked on the tang which places the knife between these dates. See pictures for condition. As best as can be ascertained, the two holes are used as lashing points for cordage for survival tasks in the field, such as creating a hasty spear. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for vintage pilot survival hunting knife at the best online prices at eBay! VERY nice, original Vietnam war US pilot survival knife. The design features for this knife came about through various inputs from servicemembers, survivability researchers, and training developers. Superb Vietnam War Era Ontario 1-1969 Pilots Survival Knife With Leather Sheath. Most knives I seen are marked 10998 or some other number not marked on my blade. Features include saw edge, hexagonal butt, steel guard, leather handle and carbon parkerized blade. This have seen some usage but is in good shape, The stone is missing. Seller: older-than-dirt2008 (4,491) 100%, Location: Milford, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401102963992 US Vietnam Era Camillus Jet Pilot Survival Fighting Knife. It does, however, have a small “Japan” stamped in the blade at the hilt. 1953-1957 Usn Usaf Marbles Jet Pilot Survival Knife Very Rare . Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | … See Details. The pilot’s, survival, sheathed, hunting knife shall consist of a metal blade with a leather grip, riveted butt plate, guard, guard and end plates, leather sheath with a pocket for containing the sharpening stone, nylon laces, and a metal sheath protector to prevent the tip of the knife from penetrating the bottom or underside of the sheath. See Details. Thanks for your work. - Wonderful condition Vietnam Era Jet Pilot Survival Knife. It has very light sharpening w/an excellent edge and moderate wear, retaining 90% original finish. This military specification document would become the standard for further improvements and changes to the pilot survival knife throughout the years. It is Great for Vietnam Reenacting or Airsoft. More Items From eBay. It's marked on the blade "CAMILLUS N.Y." which makes this pre-1967. P.S. Seller: older-than-dirt2008 (4,491) 100%, Location: Milford, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401102963992 US Vietnam Era Camillus Jet Pilot Survival Fighting Knife. Comes with original leather sheath. $69.99. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Paypal accepted. Here is the basic history of this knife. Blade has light surface rust. Its smaller size allowed it to be carried easier in the tight confines of the cockpit. US Navy USS Bordelon DD-881 Gearing Class Destroyer Brass Plaque. POST-VIETNAM US NAVY USN Jet Pilot Survival Knife Marked Ontario 2001 - MINT - $160.28. 0 bids. See Details. After the completion of testing and bidding competition between Marble, Camillus Cutlery, and the Ontario Knife Company (OKC), Camillus was awarded the contract to supply the new Jet Pilot Survival Knife (JPSK) to the Department of Defense instead of Marble. This was also the first knife to sport saw teeth on the back and started a whole generation of survival knives with teeth. Jul 11, 2018 - US Vietnam Era MILPAR Jet Pilot Survival Commando Military Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath No stone Cross guard is loose Size: 9 1/2" total length, blade is 5" Vietnam Era Jet Pilot Survival Knife for auction. Interesting information. Hello, U.s.m 4 Imperial Bayonet W/us M8a1 Scabbard **good** Conetta Fighting Knife Vietnam Era. Vintage Ontario pilots survival knife as shown. Vietnam Era Pilot Survival Knife W/sheath And Sherpening Stone Ontario Usa: $66. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for VINTAGE WW2-VIETNAM CAMILLUS MK2 USMC USN COMBAT FIGHTING SURVIVAL BOWIE KNIFE at the best online prices at eBay! Over the decades, this document has been updated. It still has about 90% of the finish, no rust or pitting. 1d ago - Vintage Camillus, Vietnam War Era Air Force Pilot's Fighting Survival Knife. The knife went through a couple of different vendors over its life cycle. Details about Vietnam Era Camillus Pilot Survival Knife 11 - 1968 See original listing. Sheath, Camillus Usn Pilot's Survival Knife 6 Blue Sawback Blade, Vintage Us Vietnam Era Milpar Jet Pilot Survival Combat Fighting Knife, Us Army Pilot Aircrew Cold Climate Survival Kit Type A2 Saw Knife Shovel Assembl, Collectible Usn Ww2 Pilot's Survival Knife W/custom Sew-on Sheath, Colonial. These knives became popular with outdoorsman. Bruce Mergele, QMC, USNR-Retired. The U.S. Defense Department published to private industry requirements for a standardized fixed blade knife to issue to pilots and aircrews of the various service branches. As a result, the Ontario Knife Company developed a prototype based on the 1957 design that was first submitted by Marble. Very early Camillus 6 inches Jet Pilot's Survival knife . ( Must See)bayonet. Finally I’ve found something which helped me. $150.00 Buy It Now 20d 2h. Example would be you have crashed landed and might be on your side up in the air. In 1961, updates to the military specifications called for a 5-inch blade. The Leather washers may have been replaced with the black ones. I am trying to find any information on a 7 inch U.S. Camillus. $20.45. Enjoy and See you on the trail! The stamping was kind of inconsistent from my research. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. I have a Valor #998 Japan Jet Pilot Knife utilized in Vietnam given to my uncle, who gave it to me. $52.64 0 Bids or Best Offer 5d 19h. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I would love to see a picture of the knife. I recently bought a new Ontario that has 3-11 on the pommel (March 2011 I reckon). The rubber is … Ontario Knife Co.1-1973 Military Pilot Survival Knife - Vietnam War Era. Gen Iii Level 6 Ecwcs Gore-tex Jacket Acu Medium Reg. Mine has a blued blade and crossguard. You are bidding on a vintage unusual Camillus USN jet pilot survival knife. The intended use of the knife is for pilots as required in survival situations. Jet Pilot Survival Knife sheath. Relevant!! The sharpening stone shall be fabricated from silicon carbide, grain size 280, hardness P, vitrified bond. U.s.m 4 Imperial Bayonet W/us M8a1 Scabbard **good** Conetta Fighting Knife Vietnam Era. German Army Book WW2 Himmlers SS . The serrated spine was designed to cut through the aluminum skin surrounding the airframes of Korean and Vietnam War-era aircraft. Unused condition.Original military issue, dated 1-1973. Hi Bruce: The journey of this iconic knife has been exciting to discover. I’m interested in finding out about what I believe is not a USAF Pilot Survival Knife, but may in fact be an Asian made imitation. As a further development on the Air Force Survival Knife, the Ontario Knife Company offers a second-generation civilian version of the knife in its Special Purpose SP® series of knives. Change ), Origins Of A New Survival Knife for Military Aircrews, The Air Force Survival Knife Introduced to the Commercial Market, Design Features for the Air Force Survival Knife, The blade is to be a “through tang” blade blanked from AISI 1095 steel conforming to MIL-S-8665, The blade will be tempered to a Rockwell Hardness of C50-C55. 4270L Vietnam Era Olive Drab 18" Plastic Machete Sheath, Dated 1967, Marked: "US OKAW 1967", New-with-Minor-Storage-Marks (NWSM).....inquire ( copy of Instruction Sheet for Sharpening Machete included ) ( several other New Condition sheaths available, see Catalog ) 4310. Phillip; I’m told it was Air Force issue. Vietnam Era C4 Non-Mag Demolition Knife made by Camillus. Souvenir bring back knife of the Vietnam era. Nov 22, 2016 - Get the best deals on Original Vietnam War Edged Weapons when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. The knife is pre 1967 unless is an oddball issue. By contrast, the current DoD procurement process is much more refined and regulated. However, because of Marble’s premature manufacturing of the knife before it was awarded a government contract, the rest of the world gained the privilege to own this knife. However, there is not enough information in the literature to determine with certainty the purpose of the holes. Also it is not cut to put on a belt. However, it was still adequate for survival situations and therefore remained in the Federal Supply System. Here you will find information and tips on outdoor activities, wilderness safety and survival, equipment, first aid, health, and other related items of interest to hikers, backpackers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Ended: Oct 07, 2020. The knife is in good condition 9.5 inches long knife, showing some use. One of the tasks that this knife was designed to accomplish was helping pilots and aircrews egress their downed aircraft or to help first responders extract them from their downed aircraft. Makita Gravel Sweeper Test - https://youtu.be/qFttbI_1L7g http://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyRussianHacker https://www.facebook.com/CrazyRussianHacker/ … Vietnam Era US Military Ontario 10-76 Pilots Combat/Survival Knife with Sheath Materials: Stainless Steel, Wood, Metal, Leather Period: Vietnam Era, Early 1960s/ Mid-1970s Origin: United States Number of Items: 1 Terms & Conditions Condition - surface scuffs, scratches, and dirt residue throughout; redrot and patina to handle; scuffs and wear to leather sheath. Spanish American War Cabinet Photo, … U.S. Military Survival Knife Sharpening stone is cracked Knife is stamped 3-79. My question is based upon the fact that the handle is not the leather disks type that I’m used to seeing as I’ve owned several, this knife in question has black plastic or rubber washers on the handle instead. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Vietnam era Pilot survival knife w/sheath and sherpening stone Ontario US. 1d ago - BOC Bauer US M7 Bayonet with … As such, this knife was not intended as a frontiersman or bushcraft knife, per se. The sharpened clip point on the blade allows the pilot to punch a hole in the aluminum then use the knife spine as a hasty saw to cut through the aircraft skin during an aircraft egress situation. I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. The story of this knife seems to begin in 1953, when the DoD announced to private industry their specifications for a standardized survival knife for pilots to interested vendors in Military Specification MIL-K-8662 (16 October 1953). I hope this helps. Good condition knife and sheath with stone inside. Companies interested in gaining the government contract received these requirements and submitted proposals for consideration based on those requirements. $150.00 Buy It Now 20d 2h. You need to get the knife out to cut your way out. It was enlightening to discover that there is very little information available on the background and origins of this knife. The reason behind Marble selling their knife to the general public was due, in part, to pre-maturely manufacturing several thousand knife blades and parts in advance of learning who would be awarded the government contract to supply the knives to the military. Thus, this knife became obsolete for its original intended use when the majority of military aircraft incorporated composite materials. There's no rust or pitting. The original Jet Pilot’s Survival Knife … Both products contained a second active ingredient, salicylanilide. Does have slight wear to the parkerizing. I have several good photos of the knife which I’d be happy to forward but there doesn’t seem to be a way to send them to you on this site. Welcome to ARMY NAVY SALES. ... That is a very nice example of the 5" Jet Pilot Knife. shipping: + C $9.54 shipping. As well, it must be remembered that this knife was designed to address a specific need for the U.S. military and was not intended to be used outside of that context. Vintage Camillus Vietnam Era 1973 Us Fixed Blade Pilot Survival Knife Near Mint Camillus Cutler - $249.99 Camillus Cutler Co Mil-k-8662d Knife Hunting Sheathed Survival Pilot Feb. 1972 In the early 2000s, the U.S. Army published requirements to private industry for an aviation survival knife to replace the aging Air Force Survival Knife. I've read of a knife thrower who preferred the USAF Camillus pilot survivor knife for it's metal composition, balance and durability. Bayonet With M8A1 Scabbard. Another possibility, is that a previous owner modified the knife after it was issued or purchased. Some normal use wear. 5 out of 5 stars (78) 78 reviews $ 21.99 FREE shipping Favorite Add to 1970's Valor Miami Seki Japan Ichiro Hattori Military Jet Pilot Survival Tactical Knife & Leather Sheath Vietnam JPK Knife Uneekitemz. When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Camillus,n.y. John F. Mississippi. Ending Friday at 8:06PM PST 4d 15h. Vietnam USN MK 2 Mark 2 Fighting Knife w/Leather Scabbard Mrkd: US Camillus NY 1. Very early Camillus 6 inches Jet Pilot's Survival knife . Issued by the US Air Force to all jet pilots flying over Vietnam. See Details. Vietnam era US Air Force regulation wristwatch, type GG-W-113 made by HAMILTON, ... Vietnam Korea US M-3 Pilot Survival Fighting Knife. If you would like, I could send you a photo of this knife. From shop WorldWarSupply. You pull the knife out but drop it. Materials: Stainless Steel, Wood, Metal, Leather Period: Vietnam Era, Early 1960s/ Mid-1970s Origin: United States Number of Items: 1 Terms & Conditions Condition - surface scuffs, scratches, and dirt residue throughout; redrot and patina to handle; scuffs and wear to leather sheath. Tornado Universal Tactical Thigh Drop Leg Holster Army Desert Tan Quick. The one I have comes with a green pouch that went on the vest and the leather sheath was sewn into the pouch. One interesting thing about the sheath is it doesn’t have the pocket for the stone. Surplus stores will purchase them in bulk through U.S. Government auctions, collectors will buy them at auctions, military museums will display them, and they will continue to be available for purchase on the internet. Vietnam Era Pilot's Survival Knife Rubber Replica This auction is for a one piece Rubber Replica of a Vietnam Style Pilot's Survival Knife. After vetting the information against the published government standards for this knife and the government procurement process, what emerged was a unique story of an iconic knife that has found its way from the military to the civilian outdoor world and into the hearts of many owners and users. Camillus produced the knife with a 6-inch blade from 1959-1961. Ontario Vietnam Pilot's Survival Knife & Sheath 1973. always looking for USAF Vietnam era patches and "party suits". The 6 inches long blade was considered too long and the knife was altered to only 5 inches . 1d ago - K-M5A1 DYW. $11.59 shipping. However, this was not the end of the aging Air Force Survival Knife. It has very light sharpening with a good, clean edge. In 1962, the knife was modified by reducing the blade to 5” in length. Original leather sheath. Eagle Industries AOR2 Weapons Catches Belt Retention Sling MOLLE. It is an experimental non-sparking knife made for working with explosives. including protesters. Vietnam Firebase Made Knife. Vietnam USN MK 2 Mark 2 Fighting Knife w/Leather Scabbard Mrkd: US Camillus NY 1. It is assumed that such information resides in the archives of the companies that have manufactured the knife as well as the files of the DoD. Those who do not currently own one should purchase one. The knife is 5 1/2" long closed and has three blades. Very nice, original Vietnam war US pilot survival knife. Items paid by Paypal can be shipped to your Paypal listed address only. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Currently, the military-grade Air Force Survival Knife is only manufactured and sold by the Ontario Knife Company. Paranitrophenol was first registered in the United States in 1963 as a fungicide incorporated into leather products and hides as a preservative. from 1008607874 The Air Force Survival Knife will be around for a very long time. In 1983, this registration was amended to add the use of the product for incorporation into cork insulation for military use. A great knife to keep in the truck or car for every 2020 situation. Good condition knife and sheath with stone inside. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Free shipping for many products! Vietnam Era Pilot Survival Knife, sheath, CAMILLUS 1973 DatedFOREIGN BIDDERS, PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING, SHIPPING WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN US SHIPPING.If you were in the US Army in the Vietnam Era, (I don't have my reference materials handy right now, but it was around 1964-65 or so.) Possibly, some may have had one issued to them while serving in the military. You are able to get the knife because it is dummy corded to you. Riveted sheath comes with sharpening Thanks for your response. From shop Uneekitemz. More Items From eBay. But if it’s an Asian imitation then it’s hard to determine when it was made. The knife was originally designed in 1957 as a joint issue between the Navy Weapons Bureau and the Marbles Arms Company. FOR SALE! $23.50 3 Bids 5d 10h. Most military aviation units issue some kind of survival knife to their pilots in case their aircraft are shot down behind enemy lines and the crew needs tools to facilitate their survival, escape, and rescue. Currently, one pesticide product is registered to contain para-nitrophenol as an active ingredient. I became curious about the background and history of this knife about a year ago. Do you have any information on this kind of knife ever being produced? The Newer one is by Camillus the older one I got given to by my uncle, who got it from someone in Vietnam. I also picked up another old Camillus that has no dates on it whatsoever. I own one of these knives and recently became interested in it’s history when one was found in a japanese built WWII tunnel system in a mountain in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Thanks! The Air Force Survival Knife was designed to meet a particular requirement for the military. These differ from the WWII and Korean war issue knives in that they have a second blade, specifically designed to cut cords. The knife is in good condition 9.5 inches long knife, showing some use. A second fungicidal product was registered in 1967. Vietnam War US Pilot Survival Fighting Knife Camillus 1971 USN USMC USAF. The back piece has also been cut-through by the blade over the years, so the metal addition was definitely needed. Interesting article. Nov 22, 2016 - Get the best deals on Original Vietnam War Edged Weapons when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Viet Nam Era Pilot Survival Knife ~us Milpar M5a1 Bayonet And M8a1 Scabbard For … Condition is "Used". Can These Awesome Items Make A Great Backpack Loadout. ( Must See)bayonet. Wonderful read! Email if you need further info. ( Log Out /  Marble produced several thousand knives for field testing and delivered them to the U.S. Air Force between 1957-1959. An honest late Vietnam era Jet pilots knife and sheath with stone. 1d ago - "Sog Knives" Us Vietnam Special Forces Knife Dagger Bolo Randall Reference Book. Camillus produced the Jet Pilot Survival Knife with a 5-inch blade from 1961-2006. To recuperate some of the money that they had spent producing blades and knife components, Marble offered a civilian version of the knife to the public in 1961. $52.64 1 Bid 5d 5h. C $241.62. I sent some pictures I have of mine, Major. I believe the two holes in the blade guard was to dummy cord the knife. It may add to your history file. 6 Blade. This was a popular knife in Vietnam and was seen in use by ground forces as well as by pilots and air crews. The guard is tight. 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