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RAF snakebite lancet

RAF snakebite lancet

Code: S24143

Dimensions:

L: 6cm (2.4")Di: 1cm (0.4")

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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.