This is an extremely fine German WWII Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger take-down gravity knife in excellent+ condition. The light brown chestnut colored wooden handles are near perfect with only some very light scratches from actual field use. They are held in place by four small steel rivets. The lanyard ring at the rear is completely intact and undamaged. The front removable guard retains 98% of its original blued finish and is complete with impressed arrow. The spine is with a bright finish and a factory tight spring for the spike. The spike itself is completely intact with its original factory tip and remains fully functional. The blade has its original bright factory luster and exhibits nice cross grain along its entire length. The blade moves in and out smoothly and locks tightly in place when extended from the handle. The locking button for taking the knife down is fully functional and the knife disassembles easily. The flanges under the forward guard retain all the original blued finish. The internal flange that has the impressed arrow is also numbered, “385”. This is an extremely attractive example that is far above the condition of those normally encountered.