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Pocket knife from pilot survival vest owned by Charles F. Bolden

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., American, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
4 13/16 × 1 × 5/8 in. (12.2 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
pocket knives
Date:
ca. 2000
Caption:
Charles F. Bolden graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968 and become a Marine Corps aviator, flying more than 100 combat missions over Southeast Asia. In 1980 he was selected a NASA astronaut and flew four space missions. Bolden was eventually appointed the 12th Administrator of NASA. He retired in 2003 as a major general.
Description:
A four bladed metal pocket knife attached to the survival vest (2014.243.34.1) owned by Charles F. Bolden. The blades fold out from the central chamber and include a master blade, can opener, screwdriver with cap lifter, and punch blade. The blades have indentations for ease of opening. The exterior of the blade case is textured. There is a shackle at one end that is attached to a piece of white cordage which is tied to the bottom of a pocket on the PL side of the survival vest.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Military  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret)
Object number:
2014.243.34.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5848590ae-4960-45c8-b1ce-7327442d5aaa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.243.34.7