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Offline Tom-ADC

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Case Astronaut Knife
« on: February 08, 2014, 12:00:10 PM »
So are these rare?



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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 01:19:47 PM »
One in the same display case on ebay minus the glass with a buy now price of 475.00 if that means anything to you. My WAG based on that would be 375-400.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-CASE-XX-First-Limited-Edition-ASTRONAUT-Huge-Fighting-Knife-Box-/400637275102?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item5d47d7abde
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 02:53:21 PM »
question though, Why would an Astronaut need such a big knife in th1960's?
Predator and alien weren't around then and as we know from 1969, the moon
is NOT made of green cheese? (?^
And moon maid??? she was hot for a cartoon character. Don't think a knife would of been
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 03:50:45 PM »
So I'm guessing its been real cold in Wyoming?? (T^
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 03:51:50 PM »
as we know from 1969, the moon
is NOT made of green cheese?

Maybe but this knife was issued in 66. That wasn't known then. )L$
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 06:30:05 PM »
So I'm guessing its been real cold in Wyoming?? (T^
uhhhh yeah and boring too!
Ok if you don't count the fight last night.
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 07:30:14 PM »
The knife was part of the emergency survival equipment in the capsule in case it came down in the wrong spot.   The Russians had a gun with a removable shoulder stock that was also a machete.



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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 11:01:04 AM »
So much info here that you didn't know, or didn't know you needed to know or wanted to know.
you know??
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:55:42 PM »
I log off when my brain's full, go to sleep, hope the most useless data left over from years back will self-destruct and make room for more 1858-ish in the next 24hrs.
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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 12:49:45 PM »
The knife was part of the emergency survival equipment in the capsule in case it came down in the wrong spot.   The Russians had a gun with a removable shoulder stock that was also a machete.



http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2007/10/13/tp-82-russian-space-pistol-shotgun-carbine-flare-gun-no-longer-being-carried-into-space/

Great, now there's something else I had never heard of that I now cannot live without. I must have one now.

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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2015, 05:26:03 PM »
Read about it here (thought it humorous they originally sold for $75), hah! This one was at $369.99 last I checked.

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Re: Case Astronaut Knife
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 06:54:16 PM »
Huge knife.  Wonder if that came from the repercussions from G. Harry Stein's book?  I don't remember when he published it or the title, but it became required reading for NASA staff ("MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN!").

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