Jump to content


Case Astro Machete

Started by doyler , Sep 20 2017 06:07 PM

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 31,007 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:07 PM

Case developed a machete for the Space Program and these were prodiced for sale to the public at one time.THese  were discontinued in 1972 from a copied article I have.

 

This came with a display case and is a numbered item.I dont see to many of these out there.

 

Case produced a second model but it was called the NASA knife in the mid 1980s

 

Has the shipping box,display case,blade guard which is numbered to the machete(#2430) and matches the machete.

 

Nice item but a little out of my focus and thinking of moving it along.

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0058.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0062.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0061.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0057.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0056.JPG


Edited by doyler, 20 September 2017 - 06:17 PM.


#2 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 31,007 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

Blade guard and copies of articles from a knife guide several years ago..

 

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0060.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0059.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0063.JPG

 

2017_0918RAIDERUSMC0064.JPG

 

 

 



#3 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 31,007 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:17 PM

http://www.cartertow...E/Case Nasa.htm



#4 SKIPH

SKIPH

    FORUM SUBJECT ADVISOR

  • FORUM SUBJECT ADVISOR
    • Member ID: 7,773
  • 3,831 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NC

Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:06 AM

Ron- Thanks for showing! SKIP



#5 sactroop

sactroop
  • Members
    • Member ID: 17,422
  • 2,065 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cascadia Fault

Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:45 PM

Were these coming out around the same time that Randall was pushing designs for the space program too?



#6 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 31,007 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

Were these coming out around the same time that Randall was pushing designs for the space program too?

 

Could be.

 

I haven't ran across much information on the program.



#7 m1ashooter

m1ashooter
  • Members
    • Member ID: 4,672
  • 2,595 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kingwood Texas

Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:26 PM

Very cool.  Would have been a hard landing if they missed the water and had to hit land.



#8 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 31,007 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

Very cool.  Would have been a hard landing if they missed the water and had to hit land.

 

 

I agree.

 

Don't think those capsules bounced very well... :huh: 



#9 Frank Trzaska

Frank Trzaska
  • Members
    • Member ID: 4,426
  • 384 posts

Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:55 AM

In the early days they were not sure where they were going to land so all astronauts went through survival training in Panama among other places. The machete was part of the survival kit in the capsule. Pretty cool item, I have owned a few of the replicas through the years but never had the opportunity to get a real one.

 

All the best

Frank Trzaska



#10 kwill

kwill
  • Members
    • Member ID: 403
  • 331 posts

Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

They actually used these in their survival training.

Attached Images

  • NASA Case Real (6) (Small).jpg


#11 capt14k

capt14k
  • Members
    • Member ID: 160,948
  • 78 posts

Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

Never knew such a thing existed. What do they sell for? Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Edited by capt14k, 15 October 2017 - 12:48 PM.


#12 kammo-man

kammo-man
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,009
  • 10,861 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:weirdville

Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

This is great.

Never knew they existed.

owen



#13 Spy vs Spy

Spy vs Spy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,634
  • 597 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:20 AM

Only heard of these, never had the pleasure of seeing one up front. Thanks for sharing this with us Ron. Sure is a cool piece.
That astronauts survival training sounds though.

Best
Martin


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


In Memory of Co-Founder GREG MILLS ROBINSON, a.k.a. "Marine-KaBar"
(February 17, 1949 - March 5, 2011)