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Vintage Schrade Walden "Paratrooper" Switchblade
[PARATROOP-15]

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Vintage Schrade Walden N.Y. USA "Paratrooper" Switchblade (Model #155)

Vintage piece from the 1940's this piece features Jig Bone Handles with steel liners and a polished steel top bolsters. Handles are in excellent condition with no rivet cracks and little to no shrinkage. Spring Action is superb with up and down blade movement.  Safety works fine. Blade seats deep in the handle. 

Measures 4 1/8" closed. Overall open is 7 3/8". 3 1/8" Satin Finished Blade shows is clean and full. Overall very good condition. Front side of the Tang is marked "SCHRADE WALDEN NY". (Backside of the tang is blank.). This model is difficult to find in any condition!

  Schrade is now out of business and these have become a highly sought after for both knife and military collectors even though this model was not actually issued during WWII, as the Schrade Walden tang mark was not used until 1946 and WW II ended in 1945. Regardless they are often referred to as a Paratrooper Model. Includes a custom zippered storage pouch. 

 

Overall Length:7 3/8"
Blade Length:3 1/8"
Blade Material:Carbon Steel
Handle Material:Jig Bone
Lock Type:Button Lock
Safety:Yes
Bolster(s):Steel
Liner(s):Steel
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