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M-724 Military Switchblade

NSN 5110-00-526-8740

“The Colonial M-724 is an improvement over the original MC-1 design and I believe it should serve our military Pilots and aircrews nicely”
Chuck Karwan, Tactical Knives Magazine

M-724 Rescue

M724 Rescue Military Switchblade


M-724 Black Bail

M724 Black Bail Military Switchblade


M-724 Black Blade with Orange Handle

M724 Military Switchblade

Only auto knife with two blades and the most recognized auto knife in the world.

The very first auto knife that launched the Auto Series™ for Colonial™ was originally designated the M-724 under the National Stock Number (NSN) 5110-00-526-8740 knife, auto rescue. The M-724 is currently being issued for use in all military aircraft ejection seat survival kits. The primary purpose of the auto rescue knife is to help the downed pilot or aircrew get out of any dangerous situation that they may encounter behind enemy lines.
A situation that involves SURVIVAL, EVASION and ESCAPE for the person isolated behind enemy lines or on the battlefield requires a utilitarian no frills knife/tool, the type that can easily be maintained while surviving extreme use in all conditions


Lifetime Warranty


Available colors: Olive Drab (OD green), Black, Desert Sand, Rescue Orange


  • Handle Length: 4 1/2"
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Blade length: 3"
  • Cutting edge length: 2 3/4"
  • Second blade: hook used to cut parachute shrouds during self rescue

This item is only available directly from Colonial Kinfe™

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  Automatic Knife for the Military

By Chuck Karwan, Editor, Tactical Knives Magazine