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Jet Pilots Knife

Jet Pilots Knife
Jet Pilots Knife
Jet Pilots Knife
Jet Pilots Knife
Jet Pilots Knife
Jet Pilots Knife


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BRAND:   Unknown

MAKER:   Unknown

PATTERN:   Jet Pilot Survival Knife

BLADE:   High carbon clip blade with fuller and sawtooth back.

OAL:   9-1/2”


GUARD:   Steel

POMMEL: Hexagonal pommel

HANDLE:   Natural leather ring handle


SHEATH:   Leather sheath (corrective for military issue).

CONDITION:   Very Good+

DAMAGE:   Normal use, wear and sharpening. Someone has tried to sharpen the false edge of the clip and left some marks there, it was probably done long ago because the blade has developed patina in those marks and scratches. There is a small chip out of the sharpening stone, (see pictures).

BLADE WEAR:   Blade has been used and sharpened but appears to be 98% full.




ADDITIONAL INFO:     This Jet Pilots Knife has no markings on it at all, though it fits perfectly with the description with the Camillus #5733 “Pilot Survival” knife. It is shown on page 11 of the 1994 Camillus catalog as well as a number of other catalogs.

Marbles Arms Corp originally designed the jet pilot’s survival knife in 1957. But when the contracts were awarded Marbles was outbid by Camillus and made most of those that were given to the Navy. The original knife had a 6 inch blade, but in 1962 it was redesigned and the blade was shortened to 5 inches. In my collection I have one of the 6 inch knives made by Camillus and there are some differences between my earlier 6 inch knife and this 5 inch knife. The leather handle is thicker on this knife, course the blade is an inch shorter and the keening on the top of the pommel is more pronounced and not as neat as the peening in my Camillus. The information in this paragraph is summarized from M.H. Cole’s “The Best of US Military Knives Bayonets & Machetes,” page 204. Cole lists for companies that made the 5 inch versions of the Jet Pilots Knife, Camillus, Milpar, Utica Cutlery and Ontario Knife. I believe this 5 inch version was likely made by Utica or Ontario Knife Co, but that is just a semi-educated guess.

This knife does have an original sheath with it. A noted military knife expert tells me, that this sheath is made by Camillus, however when I purchased this knife it had no sheath so I put it in an extra sheath I had. The sheath at least is right for the era the knife was made. I remember after Vietnam while attending college in the early 70s I went to a military surplus store near where I left in Eugene Oregon. There were several large crates of jet pilot knives in the sheaths, most with the stone in the pockets that were being sold for $5 each. I certainly wish I had had the foresight to buy 20 or 30 of them!

Here’s a chance for you to own one for your collection, truck, toolbox or even your hunting gear. These are nice heavy-duty knife with good steel and they will take and hold an edge very well. Don’t miss a chance like I did!


*By Purchasing, The Buyer Confirms It Is Legal For Them Purchase And Own This Knife.


For Sale By: Orvet Customs (orvet)

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1 In Stock

Item # 40059

  • $65.00

Shipping Details:

Shipping & Handling to United States Addresses:   $7.00

Shipping Discounts Available for Multiple Items Purchased from Orvet Customs:

If this item is purchased with another item from Orvet Customs that has a shipping cost of $7.00 or more, standard shipping to US addresses for this item will be discounted to $3.50.

Orvet Customs has provided the following additional shipping details:
YES, I DO SHIP OVERSEAS! Email me prior to your purchase and I can give you shipping options to your country and an estimate of what the shipping will cost. I routinely ship to Australia, Canada, UK, Scandinavia and Western Europe. I will also ship to other countries. Email me with your mailing address, postal code and country and I can give you an estimate of the cost of postage. Seller bears no responsibility for the knife clearing customs in another country. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know what the law is regarding knives in your country of residence.

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