Scarce WW2 CAMILLUS Pilot Knife American fighting and survival US air crews “bail-out” knife, original leather sheath; great overall condition.
Scarce American WW-2 era US Army/Navy Pilot Knife by CAMILLUS CUTLERY with original leather sheath. This type was issued to the American air crews during WW2 as an all-purpose knife in case of a bail-out. During the war a relatively small order of “pilot knives” was placed with Camillus; these Pilot Knives are scarce in good condition these days. This type is illustrated on page 85 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert an author of many books on the subject of US military edged weapons (see the book’s page scan attached).
This WW2 CAMILLUS Pilot Knife American fighting / survival knife is in excellent overall condition – carbon steel blade with “blood grooves” is rust-free; the blade shows some sharpening; the edge is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. Ricasso is stamped with a large “oval type” CAMILLUS logo. Stacked leather washers handle with red-black-n-bronze spacers, bronze guard, and an aluminum pommel. The handle is tight with zero movement; bronze guard has a tiny bit of a play. The knife is about 9-1/8″ / 23.2 cm overall; the blade is about 5″ /12.7 cm long. Original brown leather scabbard is in great condition, considering the age; all original rivets and stitching; the keeper is nice and tight; a small cut at the throat is noted for accuracy. Overall, this WW2 CAMILLUS Pilot Knife American fighting / survival knife is in excellent shape; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
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