Early Vietnam War USAF 1958-1959 CAMILLUS 6-in blade Jet Pilot Knife; original leather scabbard, honing stone


Early Vietnam War Camillus 6-inch Jet Pilot Knife made circa 1958-1959, original early type all-leather scabbard with honing  stone included. Very good overall condition, considering the age. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM!

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Vietnam War Camillus 6-inch Jet Pilot Knife made circa 1958-1959, original all-leather scabbard, honing stone included. Used, but in great condition overall, considering the age.

Rare early Vietnam War era 6-inch Jet Pilot Knife with original scabbard & honing stone included; manufactured in the late 1950th by Camillus Cutlery in Camillus, New York. These original 1st model Jet Pilot Knives with 6-inch blades and undated hexagon pommels for were manufactured for just a couple of years from 1958 to 1959. More information about the legendary American Jet Pilot Knives – aka the “aircrew survival knife” could be found on this dedicated Wikipedia page.

The knife is about 10-3/8″ / 26.5 cm overall; the blade is about 6″ /15.1 cm; the edge is very sharp still; the tip is intact. The saw teeth on the blade’s spine are intact as well; the blade is in great shape with no pitting, surface rust, or edge nicks. Ricasso is sharply marked CAMILLUS / N.Y. on one side. Stacked leather washers handle with iron guard and hammer-like pommel. The guard has a tiny bit of a play; the rest of the handle is solid; all parts are tight. Original early “Marble’s style” all-leather scabbard with the honing stone in the pocket is used but it’s  usable condition still. Unfortunately original keeper went MIA; it is replaced with the leather cord on the top of the hanger – see photos.  In spite of this minor detraction the scabbard is in great overall condition, considering the age – the leather is soft and supple still; all original rivets are intact. The original circa 1950th “narrow” type honing stone is included in the front pocket but it’s missing about 1/4. This early Vietnam War Camillus 6-inch Jet Pilot Knife will make an excellent addition to any collection of military blades.

This attractive early Vietnam War Camillus 6-inch Jet Pilot Knife with original all-leather scabbard has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it’s in 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. I have a few more Vietnam War era knives and bayonets, as well as some American, British, Commonwealth, and German WW2 era combat knives and bayonets and several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers / trench knives – please take a look in the Militaria section.

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Weight 1.6 lbs

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