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6 edition of Luftwaffe Gravity Knife found in the catalog.

Luftwaffe Gravity Knife

Mack Pattarozzi

Luftwaffe Gravity Knife

A History And Analysis of the Flyer"s And Paratrooper"s Utility Knife

by Mack Pattarozzi

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Schiffer Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Militaria, arms & armour,
  • Antiques & Collectibles,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Antiques/Collectibles,
  • Germany,
  • Military - Weapons,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Firearms & Weapons,
  • 1933-1945,
  • Equipment,
  • Germany,
  • History,
  • Knives,
  • Luftwaffe,
  • Parachute troops

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8041154M
    ISBN 100764324195
    ISBN 109780764324192
    OCLC/WorldCa72993037

    The FKm is undeniably a state-of-the-art knife from its time. The research seems to be extensive especially on an item from a heavily bombed out country, it would be no simple thing to search out the documents. To this end the book presents the reader an historical context with which to view the knife and imparts an appreciation for the gravity knife's development and use. The book dispels many common misconceptions about the gravity knife's origin, purpose, evolution and history while thoroughly familiarizing the reader with every facet of the gravity knife. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, in the German Democratic Republic, WW2 Gravity Knives were refurbished and re-issued to the paratroopers and pilots until the existing stock was gone. The addition of the toggle, which is attached to an internal bellcrank-arm, will lift the lockback mechanism to allow the blade to swing more easily.

    Innovative ergonomic and of the highest quality it truly stands far above its contemporaries. Luftwaffe produced greatcoats made from heavy blue-grey wool fabric. Luftwaffe air crew members used the knife to cut themselves out of their harnesses or cut through the aluminum hull of the aircraft after a crash landing. The officers' Luftwaffe uniform Waffenrock tunic has deep turn-back cuffs coming to the mid-forearm and a 5 button front. Captain Pattarozzi does an excellent job of documenting the design, manufacture and use of this truly unique military knife.

    Similar Books. It is a quality hardback book printed on quality glossy paper with a Contents and Index and has some additional information in eight Appendicies. Laco also produced a compass which would have been worn by the pilot on his other arm. First produced inthe FJM was issued to German flight crews and paratroops, primarily for the purpose of cutting a trapped parachutist from his rigging in case he landed with a tangled parachute. Goggle straps and chinstraps are made of leather.


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Luftwaffe Gravity Knife book

The model is similar to the leather model and was improved with brownish-grey flecked material lined with grey-green satin. These were machine-woven or embroidered in white thread. The jacket features and standard tailored collar.

Book Luftwaffe Gravity Knife

As well, through the provision of a general historical backdrop, by briefly introducing the Luftwaffe and its formations, the reader gains an better understanding of how the knife fits into the larger scheme relative to its time and other weapons.

Collars were edged in twisted aluminium cording and the four patch pocket tunics had aluminium pebbled buttons. Wikipedia shows what appears to be the same knife. However it was not until that the watch was available for sale either individually to pilots or to the German Air Ministry, and then supplied to the German Luftwaffe.

The Type I LGK 3 manufacturers, 5 WW2 variations has wood scales handlewas made fromand unlike successive models, has no 'takedown' capability. It has two zip chest pockets and two pockets under the ribs with pointed flap closure.

The FKm is, undeniably, a state-of-the-art knife from its time. The wrap of the double-breasted front was nearly all the way across and then angled back down to the waist. As well this book demonstrates, from an historical perspective, that the knife bears testament to the high level of German technology that emerged during the s.

I loved the recap section Appendix B: which made for easy reference without having to constantly flip through the book.

The only real failing in the book is the poor coverage of the Ibberson gravity knife an English made gravity that was copied from the first version German gravity knife which doesn't even have a picture of the knife, although the author does provide a sketch of what the knife looked like.

Other knives may be considered to be 'false' gravity knives, including certain lock-back and linerlock folding knives that will not lock a blade in both open and closed positions. Pattarozzi did so with an amazing assortment of photos, diagrams, documents and closeups.

The spike does not lock when opened and was never intended to be used as a combat weapon. When made, the only insignia printed to the jacket was the standard Luftwaffe eagle and swastika emblem, on the other hand, rank insignia, in the form of conventional epaulettes, was added and even some metal combat awards and cuff titles are known to have been worn.

I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in military history and technology. Other state criminal codes bar gravity knives by redefining them variously as switchblades or balisongs butterfly knives. The LGK may also be opened by flipping the blade release lever while flicking the wrist holding the knife, causing the blade to extend.

The Type I FKm has wood scales handlewas madeand unlike successive models, has no 'takedown' capability. All three models of Luftwaffe Fliegerbluse are fly-fronted with no visible buttons. It provides some value comparisons in terms of what each knife type is worth circa - a feature which has limited utility inespecialy when prices for these knives has skyrocketed.

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Who knew this knife had such a history? Very complete,informative, full of details and photos.This book provides fellow collectors with a detailed reference on the famed World War II Luftwaffe gravity knife (Flieger-Kappmesser).

The book dispels many common misconceptions about the gravity knife’s origin, purpose, evolution and history while thoroughly familiarizing the Price: $ The following year, when Germany reoccupied the Rhineland, Britons were unsettled to learn that his army was already three times the legal size and that his air force, or Luftwaffe, would surpass their own.” ― Madeleine Albright, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, This one is a good solid knife showing honest age and use.

The handle was period green camo painted. The Luftwaffe marked blade shows a good amount of sharpening. The scabbard is good but missing most for the paint. scabbard. The knife fits well into the scabbard. This one will display well in your collection, and is a good vale too. Schiffer Publishing - Schiffer LTD Art & Antiques Catalog Arts & Crafts Catalog General Catalog Military Catalog Uncategorized.

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