'Rigger made' knife almost certainly intended for a 1941 pattern Mae West. Constructed with a fairly basic single piece balsa or cork wooden handle to which a steel blade has been riveted. This has one sharpened edge and a blunt rounded end. No scabbard. The overall knife length is 15cm (blade 6cm, handle 9cm). Shows use and wear but in good condition. Small knives were attached to the Mae West of many FAA aircrew via a fabric scabbard sewn to the right lobe. Stock code NIV-k1.