Randall Made Knives Model 18-7.5″ Attack Survival Knife in excellent condition. This knife dates to 1971.
Originally owned by a Military Veteran who was a Specialist Trained in Explosive Ordance Disposal. (see below)
Stainless Steel Blade (sterile)
Stainless Steel Tubular Handle
Silver Soldered Brass Hilt
Menacing Course Sawteeth on Blade Spine
Straight Cut Threaded Brass Butt Cap w/O-Ring
Johnson Model “C” Rough Back Sheath
Sheath States: Williams ? J over 20 EOD FLT
This knife was owned by a pilot in training at Williams Air Force Base near Maricopa County, AZ. The base opened in 1941 and trained over 26,000 pilots during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. The Base finally closed down in 1993. The person who owned the knife was in the 20th Civil Engineer Sq., EOD division, and trained for his mission at Williams AFB for Vietnam.
*** I believe this to be associated with the Air Force’s 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). Air Force indicates EOD personal are “trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats.” “Often assigned to some of the most dangerous missions, they perform tactically harrowing and technically demanding tasks in diverse environments worldwide.” ***