WWII U.S.N. & U.S.A.F. Survival Raft Knife

This knife was developed for use with the floating, rubber survival rafts that were supplied to air crews and naval forces in WWII. It is manufactured by Western and was attached with a cord, to keep it from becoming lost.

Please note that this knife has a wooden handle that causes the knife to float. It is colored with an orange paint to make it as visible as possible. The 2 1/2" blade is curved and without sharp edges (just imagine a sharp edge in a rubber raft in a tossing, high sea). Also, although the blade appears as dark, it is actually bright. It is coated with a dark material to prevent rust. Cool collectable.
 

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