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Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 9:33am
by koimaster
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was the first American to be in space in 1961. He was also known as the first lunar golf player (his bullets stayed there), as well as the one who took three rosaries to the moon. He will keep one for him, the 2nd was given to Pope Paul VI while the 3rd is secretly kept in the abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Of all these objects of space, none will be accessible to the common people that we are. All? Except one. Here is a hero item that you can easily acquire for a handful of dollars and whose state of services gives it a legitimacy worthy of being placed next to your favorite Speedmaster. Notice to all the Geeks of the Speedmaster, we will talk about the survival knife "Camillus Demo knife" known also as the first knife (American) to have been in space ...

https://moonphase.fr/camillus-demo-knif ... freedom-7/


:lultz: To the late Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr

Alan Shepard Jr Camillus survival knife on Freedom 7.pdf

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 9:56am
by bobbee
I have the earlier (rare) 1940 version of this knife, would love one of these too.

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 10:03am
by biglove
Shepard’s launch pad prayer, “Please, dear God, don't let me fuck up” is one I have uttered many a time caring for patients in ICU.

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 12:26pm
by foghorn
That's a knice knife. Does it have a can opener?

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 6:49pm
by four of diamonds
I have a later model of that pocket knife. Resides most of the time in my S&R backpack.

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 12:29am
by bedlam
If we start going down the EDC road on WL I'm gonna have to borrow conjurer's table leg

:D

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 6:20am
by bobbee
bedlam wrote:If we start going down the EDC road on WL I'm gonna have to borrow conjurer's table leg

:D


No chance, thats his EDC.

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 10:45am
by Falstaff
bobbee wrote:
bedlam wrote:If we start going down the EDC road on WL I'm gonna have to borrow conjurer's table leg

:D


No chance, thats his EDC.



As a matter of fact, Conjurer's table leg has become such a forum icon that I suggest we adopt a watch rating system based on cabriole table legs up the bung - 1 through 5 with 5 being the worst. For instance - MB&F would get at the very least a 4. The mighty Hydromax? The full five cabrioles (with a Chippendale chair spindle thrown in for good measure).

Re: Alan Shepard's survival knife aboard Mercury Freedom 7

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 10:55am
by bobbee
^
Seconded.
Plus, a 'side by side double entry' for special awards.