Mkv Deep Sea Diving Knife
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Mkv Deep Sea Diving Knife:
This is a handsome and traditional piece of equipment manufactured to rigid U.S. Navy specifications originally set down in the 1929 Hull Standard Plan Drawing and cherished by Navy and commercial divers throughout the world. It has a 7" stainless steel blade with a clear Maple handle. The knife screws into the top 1/2" of the polished cast brass sheath using Acme threads which not only hold it securely in the sheath but also permit it to be easily and quickly removed. The upper edge of the knife blade is cut with saw teeth while the lower edge is a conventional knife edge. The belt strap is top grain leather. It is as much sought after by collectors for its unique design and appearance as by divers for its utility underwater.
Probably the most useful tool of all is the US Navy Divers Knife (often erroneously referred to as a Mark V knife). This knife has a Brass cylindrical sheath, a threaded hilt which allows the knife to be screwed into the sheath, and a double edged blade. The knife itself is composed of four parts, the blade, the Brass threaded hilt, the Maple handle, and the Brass handle nut. The blade is tool grade Steel with asaw tooth on one side and cutting edge on the other. The handle nut (or button nut) and hilt are machined from free cutting Brass. The handle is clear Maple and dip coated with Spar varnish.