WW2 - Escape, Evasion & Survival
Made from steel and polished very smooth, the overall length is 6 5/8' long and has a 3" blade (sharp). It is also known as a frisk knife, as this type knife would be sewn into clothing, perhaps a flight jacket or coveralls, or possibly fitted into leather boots, anywhere the enemy soldiers would not detect it. Super little E/E item.
These are two paddles from a C-2A Raft kit from WW2 into the 1950's. One side has been treated to reflect light to aid in being seen at night from search-lights. The one paddle is near mint, but the decal on the other has some wear. That paddle would be the one to turn over to show the reflective side in a display.
I have one small escape compass left, at $55.00. It is one of the alum. cases with white dial two alum. These could be sewn into most anywhere on a uniform or flight clothing to be retrieved when needed and I'm sure that one or two were probably swallowed to avoid detection too. All in working condition.