Soviet Air Force Survival Knife
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1980: item # 1007438
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CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
|Acquired in Moscow in the early 1990's, this knife was represented to us as issue to the Tactical Soviet Air Force in the 1970's and early 80's. We have never been able to verify this as fact nor have we found a similar knife in the western market. The knife itself is very high quality with a stainless steel like blade. The wedge shape has both a chisel style cutting edge the length of the blade as well as across the squared end. The back of the blade bears a serial number. The grey handle is well made of a quality, plastic like material and has a lanyard attached. The gray nylon scabbard has a velcro closure and a belt loop as well as a nylon cord. The military looking markings are shown. This is by far the best quality survival knife I have encountered. Would appreciate any additional information or reference. Overall length in scabbard 14.25", blade 9.25" and hilt 4.75" 1970's to early 1980's.|