Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force parachute packers tools

Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force parachute packers tools

Code: S27634A

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Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force parachute packing sticks.  A pair of smooth varnished hardwood sticks each approximately 40cm / 15.75" long x 3.5cm / 1.5" wide with a tapering bevelled edge.  Each is faintly marked with a naval anchor symbol.  Packing sticks are used to tuck in flaps and remove any wrinkles after a parachute pack has been closed.  Excellent condition.  These were found in 1944 by a USN dentist in a cave on Saipan.  We purchased them directly from his son.  Stock code S27634A.