German Paratrooper Knife
The German Paratrooper Knife is a reproduction of the original World War II era paratrooper knife. Parachute troops in the German Army were issued this knife to allow them to deal with situations after dropping that may require a one handed knife. This would include being stuck in trees, having one arm tangled up in parachute cord, or any other situation. Every detail has been reproduced from the original and can be seen in this knife, including the markings on both the handle and the blade.
There have been many different versions of paratrooper knives since paratroops have become part of armed forces. The German Army designed this special purpose paratrooper knife that was used extensively during World War II. Having similarities between the balisong, this knife was purpose built to allow a solder to open it with one hand to deal with any situation after deploying from their airplane. When not in use, the blade stays stored in the handle to prevent any accidents that could happen with an exposed blade during a parachute drop.
With a vintage appearance from the brass handle, this knife could be used for display purposes in a historical room. There is no defined model that this knife is a reproduction of with most information pointing to an Eichorn design. The knife is an interesting piece and could help round out a collection of German-era knives.
- Unique Push Style Design
- Brass Handle with Swastika and SS Runes
- Vintage Appearance