WINTER SALE EXTENDED THROUGH 12/15
German WWII Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) Gravity Knife (Flieger-Kappmesser)- This
is the desirable "take-down model" which was issued to Luftwaffe Flight
crews & Fallschirmjäger members. This was used by German Paratroopers
during WWII to free themselves from tangled parachute cords, they were made in
two versions. This "take-down model" of the knife can be
disassembled. The blade is released by
the lever on the side of the handle and slides in and out using gravity, as
they are not spring loaded. There is
also a spike on the one side, which was used for untangling knots or puncture
the enemy’s vehicle tires. There is a
swiveling loop on the butt end for attaching a lanyard. The wooden handles are
nicely finished walnut, making them the finest reproductions on the market. Nicely marked with RB Number &
Operation of the Knife: To release the blade,
hold the knife in a downward position and push the lever forward. When the
blade is completely extended, release the lever and the blade will be locked in
place. To retract the blade, follow the same steps holding the knife upright.
Warning! The blades are sharpened. Most of these are
not perfect and can have a nick or dent in the handle.
NOTE: These parts are not
interchangeable with originals and cannot be used for repairing period models.