As an aviation pioneer his book and airplane named "The Spirit of St Louis" are now world famous.
What makes anything to do with Charles Lindbergh so collectable, is because he's actually very infamous
Lindbergh was an EDC guy who carried his father's Swiss army knife with him on his historical journey.
Thus it makes double sense to produce knives and pocket tools in commemoration of his deed.
Nothing makes these knives special in terms of build quality or airplane oriented.
The knife exterior is however modeled to look like riveted or bolted plate metal you see on the outer shells of old airplanes.
What makes this hard to collect is not only because us knife/multitool people are after them, but the aeroplane memorabilia people as well.
I know of 5 types of multitools made as Spirit of St Louis tools, alas I only own 2.
The Keen Cutter knife is the most expensive and hardest to come by. Maybe one of you fine people have one.
To close off my statement here are some random facts about Charles Lindbergh:
- He was not the first to cross the Atlantic ocean, but the first to do so alone.
- He developed a wrissmurfch with Longines specially made for pilots.
- The first perfusion bloodpump to keep blood flowing during heart surgery was modeled after his invention.
- He ran for President of the United States.
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- He was very outspoken about eugenics and believed deformed or weak life forms were to be disposed of.
- He supposedly kidnapped and killed his mentally handicapped son.
- Was a frequent guest of Göring and the Luftwaffe before the second world war and was considered a VIP at the Nazi party.
- Was sympathetic and possibly a Nazi collaborator, so much so President Roosevelt forbade him from entering the war as a fighter pilot. He did it anyway as a civilian pilot.
- Lived a double life in Europe, where he had fathered 7 extramarital children.
- Won a Pulitzer for his book "The Spirit of St Louis.