Aircrew Survival/Egress Knife (ASEK) used by U.S. Aviation aircrews. The US Air Force Survival Knife made by Camillus has a 5" black phosphate coated high carbon blade with a sawtooth back. The knife has a unpolished leather handle and extra beefy hexagonal butt for use as emergency hammer. This knife comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone that fits in a snap closing compartment on the sheath. With an electrically insulated handle. Sheath and handle materials meet flame resistance, flame retardance, and melt-resistance standards of the AIRSAVE vest. Is securely retained in its sheath under survivable crash loads of 20 g's and be retained upside down, yet be easily accessed by the aircrew member. The ASEK has the capability to saw a 36-inch length cut in aircraft aluminum skin without requiring immediate sharpening.
NSN: 7340-00-098-4327 ( 7340000984327)
Condition: Almost NEW been in storage for many years.