Gunsil wrote:I wonder about the tang stamp chart since stainless was not even invented or perfected in 1915 and wasn't available for cutlery manufacturing until 1919 according to Levine.
The knife industry seems to get/use exotic materials well before the rest of industry catches on.
Aluminum is a prime example. Early aluminum handles come in at about the same time as the processes to use it commercially came in. The time when Most people consider it "invented".
I can only assume it is because eating is right up there in the top two survival basics, and knives are about as basic A need as people had back then. Way more important than beer cans or bicycles...
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