Paratrooper's M2 Pocket Knife

Artifact Details

The “Free Thai” movement was comprised of Thai student volunteers from the US that were led by the OSS.

This OSS paratrooper’s knife, issued to a member of the Free Thai Movement, went into the parachutist’s breast pocket for use in the event he landed in a tree and had to cut himself free of his parachute lines.  The blade is spring activated to enable opening it with one hand.

Artifact Specs

18 cm x 19 cm x 1.5 cm
(L x W x H)

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