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    The person who gave me this knife said it was a paratrooper jump knife.I was also told it was a pilot`s knife.It has a broad arrow marking on it so could be Canadian or British?

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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Its a British aircrew knife- used for cutting parachute shrouds etc-worn on the leg of the flying suit the broad arrow shows it MOD -all UK military(or most anyway) have a broad arrow on them

    Cheers
    Perce

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    Thanks Perce,what kind of knife would a paratrooper use?
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I don't know about current issue stuff, but in WW2 a Paratroper would carry the standard jack knife (pocket pen knife) and the "FS" fighting knife, the so called "Commando knife".

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The only knife I was issued with as a British Paratrooper in the 1970/80's was just a small Clasp/jack knife.

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    Don't forget Australia has the broad arrow as well !

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    The person who gave me this knife said it was a paratrooper jump knife.I was also told it was a pilot`s knife.It has a broad arrow marking on it so could be Canadian or British?
    Hi!

    Itīs an RAF pilotīs quick-release or emergency knife.

    Which markings upon the other side of the blade ?

    R.

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    Dip yer bread.

    RAF pilots survival knife
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks Ned.......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Hi!

    Itīs an RAF pilotīs quick-release or emergency knife.

    Which markings upon the other side of the blade ?

    R.
    Hi Reibert,it`s marked,H in a diamond,broad arrow,89...below that is, 22C/1278106.......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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