6/8/17 - This is an original WW2 era US Paratrooper or Pilot Switchblade. The switchblade also has a cord cutter on the other end to cut parachute cords. The blade and piece overall is excellent, near minty with the only flaw being a very tiny hairline crack near the butt-end screw hole. The blade is beautifully maker stamped and has no blemishes. Guaranteed original and authentic.