camillus repro-paratrooper WWII auto

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greetings & welcome to blade forums phil,

mike turber told me that camillus still produces the classic auto issued to paratroopers during WWII.

if this is the case i would like to learn more about them and perhaps how i might procure some.

any info on this topic would be great!

patrick



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Patrick,

I'm not sure if this is the same thing, but Camillus produces an auto with manual safety for the military currently. It's the red handled faux bone folder I've discussed elsewhere.



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Phil,

Ghostsix may be closer to the truth than he thought. My understanding is that they are a military contract item so the best bet is the second hand market.

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Riggers and air crew have them.The new issue is the auto stryker but the supply line is slow.FT.McCoy and Volk field haven`t gotten them yet.

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pm,
Ghostsix is right on!
We do produce the MC-1 parachute knife, but it is a Military Contract.
You want one that bad(trust me, knife is NOT impressive) Sign up!
Second hand is your only other option!
 

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ghostsic & phil,

been there done that, i'm a graduate of ft. benning school for boys. you will not find this fella to likely re-enlist at this stage in my life....

i have seen a few at shows. the prices for these simple little knives seem a bit high for what they are. i'll keep looking.



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Phil is correct.The MC-1 is not impressive,even by yesterdays standards.If the spring was on the shroud cutter, it would have more current utility.As is,it is a nostalgia piece for old Paras and collectors.When I was snagged in a tree, I pulled the reserve,undid the capewells and slid down.No good stories on the MC-1.Sorry `bout that.

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