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Rare Presto Vintage American Made Paratrooper Switchblade

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Vintage PRESTO (Geo Schrade) Bridgeport, CT 1940's Paratrooper Switchblade KNIFE

Presto was the name George Schrade (Bridgeport, Conn) used for the majority of their knives. This model was Military issue as a Paratrooper Knife which adds interest as a double collectible; (Switchblade/Automatic knife collectors & Military collectors)..

 It Measures 4" closed. Overall length is 7 1/8".  The 3" Mirror polished Clip point Blade is marked "PRESTO  PAT JAN 30-40 MADE IN USA" on the front of the tang and "GEO. SCHRADE B'P'T CONN." on the backside. Black "wormgroove" plastic handles.

 Polished Carbon Steel Blade is full with some visable pitting on both sides. Slight staining on the tangs. Handles show very little wear. Safety works fine. Blade seats deep in the handle and is centered. Spring Action is excellent with very little / no blade play in the open position. . Normally when found these are really worn, because they were heavily used. This is a fine example that would be considered to be very good+ condition. Bail located at the base. Includes a custom zippered storage pouch.

Overall Length:7 1/8"
Blade Length:3"
Blade Material:Polished Carbon Steel
Handle Material:Black Wormgroove Plastic
Lock Type:Button