By Gardner Co., London. Chromium plated metal cylinder approximately 6cm long x 1 cm diameter. Removable end caps unscrew to reveal a small metal blade/lancet and a potassium permangenate capsule. The blade could be used to cut out the venom from a snake bite and the potassium permangenate applied to the wound. The cylinder is engraved with Air Ministry marks and manufacturer's details. Complete with the often absent capsule. Light surface wear/marking but overall condition is excellent. These were issued as part of the contents of the tropical survival kit (27P/19) and also part of the kit included with the lightweight flying overall, better known as the 'Beadon' suit. Stock code S24143.