Knife, Pocket, M2, Parachutist, metal handle
Knife, Pocket, M2, Parachutist, metal handle. This switchblade knife was carried in the small vertical pocket under the collar of the M-42 jump jacket. Reproduction of the Presto type with metal handle. One of its purpose was to cut the canopy risers when landing in a difficult spot.
Please note that these are NOT actual switchblade. The release button and lock button work, but the blade does not open automatically to the fully open position, and must be opened partway by hand. The blade only has spring assist to open. It won't lock in place without manual help. This keeps them legal.