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USAF Canopy breaker tool (knife) info
Old 10-20-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default USAF Canopy breaker tool (knife) info

Does anyone have any info on what I believe is a USAF canopy breaker tool (knife). I found a picture of it in a procedures document on how to escape aircraft. I was told it was WWII but suspect its 1950's. Any information on date or value would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 10-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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These look very close to the ones that were in F-4 Phantoms that I worked on
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Gene, I found a picture of the knife under the emergency procedures in a Convair F-102 . I am sure it was in many aircraft just trying to pinpoint when they started to appear and when they stopped. I can definately tell that this one has some age to it. I really would like to know the appx. value also.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:57 AM   #4
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Is there a safety Pin at the end missing?
It's 100% the same as the Soviet Tool. In some Day's I can post a pic of it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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Neat! I have seen a few of these knives before . but not with the "sheath" thing. I have a friend that works on F-16's I'll ask him if they still use these.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:25 PM   #6
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Greetings:

Frank Trzaska wrote an article on these tools (they are really not considered knives or weapons) which was published in Knife World several years ago. You can probably get a copy of the back issue from KW.

These tools were found in many different aircraft.

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