WW2 German Luftwaffe – GRAVITY KNIFE LANYARD – CHANNEL PANTS – RARE!

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You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% ORIGINAL Gravity Knife and Pistol Lanyard, as used by various fighter pilots, flight crew, and Fallschirmjäger!  Commonly, this was used in conjunction with the flight pants and survival gear. 


 


Development of protective flight uniforms began during WW1, and continued into WW2.  What developed were a 1-piece flight suit (2 for winter 1 for summer), which in 1936 developed into an electrically heated flight suit.  This suit consisted of a one-piece jacket/pant combination with separate gloves and socks.  The flight suits contained built-in insulated heating elements which connected directly to the aircraft’s power supply.  The early version was intended for cold weather flight, and was worn over the standard uniform.  In July 1940, new regulations determined a 2-piece flight suit was to be manufactured.  The 2-piece suit consisted of a separate jacket and pants, and was commonly referred to as the “channel pant”.


  


This lanyard is in AMAZING condition for it’s age!  It came from one of the pockets of an minty pair of Winter Channel Pants I used to have in my collection.  Though it does show some very slight wear age and a bit of corrosion on the clip, it is in almost PERFECT condition!  No discoloration, staining or dry rot!  Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!


 


 


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——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 

 

——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  

 

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