WWII M2 Paratrooper Switchblade
Developed in WWII for paratroopers as an easy open access for shroud cutting, or combat. Designed to be carried in the knife pocket of the neck of the jump jacket. Original issues were ordered from Schrade Cutlery Co. 1940 as Knife, Pocket, M2. This is an early issue. The knife opens easily when button is depressed and locks in place. Even age sharpening. Bail intact, Schrade Walden NY marked. Blade is 3 1/8" the overall length is 7 1/4".