This listing is for the highly sought after hacksaw blades that were issued in WWII Escape and Evasion Kits to aid shot-down aircrew and paratroopers while behind enemy lines. These blades were meant to cut through bindings, locks, jail bars etc in case of capture. The contents of escape kits were often hidden somewhere on the soldier’s person such as sewn into the waist band of their trousers, jacket hems, or stuffed into the top of their boots.
These blades are made from ORIGINAL black uncoated steel blades and are approximately 4″ long and approximately 1/2″ wide. Because these blades are 75+ years old there is some rust on portions of the steel.
This listing is for one hacksaw blade. Escape compass and cloth map are not included (see my other listings).
Special note for international buyers (buyers outside the US): international shipping costs cover the postage for the order but maybe subject to customs fees unique to your country. Seller is not responsible for any additional postage or customs fees?
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Seller's other items: standinthedoor1944
Location: Peoria, Arizona, United States