16 Genuine Stag
15 (saw teeth) & 16 (no saw teeth) .
The Jet Pilot Survival Knife has changed a bit since it's beginnings in the 1950s.
It was First Designed directly with the Army Air Corp (Soon to be the U.S. Air Force) by Marble Arms here in Michigan.
The original Hex Shaped Pommel was specifically made to fit into a fitting on a now long gone Inflatable Rescue Raft.
The retention of that old hex pommel was more for Tradition and any Practical Purpose.
The original Teeth were made as Teeth - not as a Saw.
Those Teeth were to catch in the thin hull of a plane or chopper so that the pilot or crew could actually tear - not Saw - an escape hole to gain egress from the downed craft.
Somehow later versions of the knife mistakenly inherited something more like a poor saw than the ripping teeth that the original design called for.
We have restored the original designed Teeth and have done away with the - now non-relevant Hex Pommel and give you the - trimmer- slimmer and tougher made 2010"Jet Pilot Survival Knife"(Model 15) You also have the Option now of having the knife without the Ripping Teeth.(Model 16)
Model 16 - Genuine Stag Handle|
Overall Length: 10 1/2 Inches
Blade Length: 5 1/2 Inches
Steel: A-2 Tool steel @ 58rc
Blade Thickness: .217 Inch
Weight: 8 Ounces