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German Gravity Knife/out The Front Paratrooper Design

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by alwilliam, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. alwilliam

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    GERMAN GRAVITY KNIFE/OUT THE FRONT PARATROOPER DESIGN


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    My pal has a few of these 100% Offical issue LL80. Eickhorn-Soligen. German paratrooper/commando knives so I will post this for him This is The famous German gravity knife, one hand out the front blade operation with steel marlin/knot spike also. knife is in NEW/unissued condition.Has original box and issue lanyard.Very heavy, large well built knife.These knives weigh in at 12 oz and could be used as a impact tool for a knock out as the hammer shaped head is VERY heavy solid steel. Knife is 6.12 inches long with a blade size of 4 inches for a totaol of 10.12. Blade marked WMF and the handle is marked BUND.EMAIL me for fast service..I rarely check PM.

    Will trade for lights,knives,gadgets,just about anything

    This version of the German Paratrooper Gravity Knife has been in service with Germany's airborne troops for decades, and its design has been optimized for its specific task.


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    It is made to MIL spec, with an ice hardened blade of plain finished Soligen steel that's 3.7 mm thick.


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    This solid, well made knife would make an excellent every-day utility knife.

    The handle is an excellent size for a working knife, and is proportioned and shaped to be comfortable to hold on to during hard work.


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    The awl or screwdriver opens easily, and is held in place at 90 degrees or fully opened, by pressure of a large internal flat/leaf spring.


    The awl is great for splicing line, poking holes in condensed milk cans, opening paint cans, and other similar chores.


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    The blade is locked open or closed when the lever is turned down along the handle, and is released to move in the other direction when the lever is swung toward the front of the handle.


    It will drop to the extended position if the knife is held with the opening down, or horizontally with a flick of the wrist.


    1. It will stay locked closed until the lever is activated, and it is hard to imagine how this could happen accidentally.

    2. It will stay locked open while in use, until the lever is activated to un-lock it.

    3. Your fingers do not have to get anywhere near the blade to open it or close it, so no matter how tired, cold, dirty, oily, or wet your hands are, you don't have to worry about getting a grip on the blade or the thumbstuds.

    You just swing the lever toward the front of the knife, and the blade will unlock.


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    The Eickhorn LL80 German Paratrooper Gravity Knife is A well known DESIGN.
     
  2. alwilliam

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    Oh yea...they are very easy to take apart to clean,etc....
     

  3. alwilliam

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    Around 100.00 trade value,but you can always make a offer.:)
     
  4. alwilliam

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    All paratrooper OTF are pending.:)