A US military aircrew survival
knife usually blaze orange in color that has a single side opening
switch-activated blade propelled by means of a bar spring. Opposite this is a hook sharpened to cut the shroud lines of a parachute (looks somewhat like a large
popcketknife can opener). Sometimes the automatic
function is reversed to the hook to comply with
local laws regarding
switch blade knives or user prefernce. Was made in quantity by Schrade/Walden, Camilus and others from the 1950's to the early 1990's.
Handle is synthetic
stag. An updated
a stronger coil
spring less prone to fatigue and able to be easily
a hex wrench has superceded the earlier rivited design although the former
is still commonly available. It resembles a large
conventional pocket knife.