Case Astronaut Knife

Case Astronaut Knife


When other military knives didn't meet NASA's specific criteria for use in manned spacecraft, they contacted Case to make one just for them. The Astronaut Knife M-1 was the result. The knife had a machete-style blade, with a sharp cutting edge, saw teeth on the back, a blunt base for prying, and an ultra-lightweight synthetic handle that was also fume-free so as to not upset the purity of the air inside the craft. Being reissued as a limited edition to honor the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon landing — the knives were on board every Gemini and Apollo mission — this new version carries a serial number on the blade and comes in a two-piece box.

Blade Length: 11.75" / Overall Length: 17" / Weight: 10.8 oz.

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