Military Issue Switchblade Knife NSN 5110-00-526-8740 Knife, rescue
Military Issue Switchblade Knife (automatic)
The M-724 Paratrooper Switchblade now features a PUSH Button deployment. This Colonial knife is made in USA. Originally $90.00
“The Colonial M-724 is an improvement over the original MC-1 design and I believe it should serve our military Pilots and aircrews nicely” Chuck Karwan, Tactical Knives Magazine
The very first auto knife that launched the Auto Series™ for Colonial™ was originally designated the M-724 under the National Stock Number (NSN) 5110-00-526-8740 knife, auto rescue. The M-724 is currently being issued for use in all military aircraft ejection seat survival kits. The primary purpose of the auto rescue knife is to help the downed pilot or aircrew get out of any dangerous situation that they may encounter behind enemy lines. A situation that involves SURVIVAL, EVASION and ESCAPE for the person isolated behind enemy lines or on the battlefield requires a utilitarian no frills knife/tool, the type that can easily be maintained while surviving extreme use in all conditions,
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Handle Length: 4 1/2"
Weight: 2 oz.
Blade length: 3-inches
Cutting edge length: 2 3/4"
Second blade: hook used to cut parachute shrouds during self rescue