RAF issued, razor blade compass.
War Department broad arrow marked.
The blade has been magnetized so that when its suspended by a thread in water it can be used as a compass.
This makes it ideal for Escape and Evasion purposes.
Other, different brands of blades were issued including, Cheerio and Dawn.
This is in a unissued condition, showing some rust spots due to storage.
It is still showing some signs that magnetism is present, seen when moved next to a compass.
For further reading on the razor blade and other escape items see Phil Froom's excellent book, Evasion & Escape Devices (see last photo).
We have a small amount of these blades in stock.
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