IXL Wostenholm Aircrew Emergency Knife 4" Curved Stainless Steel Blade, Locking Retention Sheath - IXLAEK
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IXLAEK: IXL Wostenholm Aircrew Emergency Knife
This specialist Joseph Rodgers Aircrew Emergency Knife kit has saved the lives of countless airmen. It features the Aircrew Emergency Knife itself which is made to NATO Stock Number (NSN) 8465-99-127-8106 and features a 4" curved blade and textured zytel handle scales. The stainless steel curved blade is sharpened on the concave edge – this enables cock-pit or parachute harnesses to be safely cut and minimizes the risk of harm to the harness wearer. The knife clicks on to a specially designed metal scabbard from which it is freed by depressing the quick release levers on the side of the knife handle. This in itself is a very cool feature that acts as an ultra secure retention method that is easy to disengage when needed. The scabbard fits into an olive drab fabric patch which attaches to flying overalls. The knife is attached to the patch by a cleat and lanyard to prevent loss in emergency situations. All metals are de-magnetized to prevent interference with navigation equipment - a very well though out feature of this awesome design.
- NSN : 8465-99-127-8106
- Blade Length: 4"
- Blade Steel: Stainless Steel
- Overall Length: 8"
- Handle Material: Textured Zytel
- Sheath: Nylon with Stainless Steel Retention Lock
- Weight: 4.0 oz. Knife Only, 6.9 oz. with Sheath
- Made in Sheffield, England
Utilizes a wide variety of alloys but all contain a minimum of 10.5% Chromium content. Stainless steels will not corrode, rust, or oxidize but are not completely stain-proof so the title is somewhat of a misnomer.
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.