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Rare Vintage, Heavy Duty Colonial Prov. R.I. Pilots Survival Knife, with Liner lock master blade and 5” saw blade. These were manufactured by various knife companies under government contract in World War II and post war. This one features a 4 5/8” main blade of non-reflective (black) coated carbon steel and measures 6” closed. Handle scales are made of black textured plastic. Main blade employs an old-style locking liner and is is deeply stamped "COLONIAL/PROV. R.I." All metal surfaces have a non-reflective black finish.
Closed knife is 7/8” thick,
Main blade = 1/8” thick
Saw blade = 1/16” thick
Weight = 12.8 oz
These knives were typically stored in the Navy Survival Vest that pilots wore on their flight missions. This is an exceptional piece and in used but great condition.
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