3.PARATROOPER TAKE DOWN GRAVITY KNIFE BY RB Nr. 0/0561/0020
First of all, let me tell you why this original knife is in the BARGAIN BIN: The US Veteran who had this knife from the war lived by the sea in Louisiana and put a LIGHT coat of lacquer on every item he had to prevent rust from the high humidity. It can easily be removed, if desired, but will leave that up to the buyer.
PARATROOPER KNIFE IS THE MORE SCARCE TAKE DOWN MODEL WITH RB Nr. MARKED BLADE. Blade is in very good to excellent condition with NO SHARPENING or nicks and has cross grain. Blued parts are numbered 138 and all springs function and hold the blade in the knife when the trigger is in the down position. Spike has Luftwaffe Waffenamt 5 stamp. Grip plates are average and you can see the name CARL G. ANDERSON lightly impressed by hand on the left side. Scarce type and fully functional and priced at $895.00 plus shipping.