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Set of 5 stainless steel steak knives
with handles made from some early plastic, perhaps celluloid or
8 1/2" long. Four of the
handles have a little cracking which is typical of celluloid. No
tarnish. Check images for details.
Metal-workers in Solingen, Germany,
were the first to develop a process that made the mass production of
high-quality steel blades possible. The area became famous for its
military weapons, like the saber blades worn by leading military
figures such as Bismark and von Hindenburg. Eventually, the
manufacture of superior steel became more general. Solingen steel is
still highly regarded.
These handles are almost certainly
pre-WWII. The use of celluloid for knife handles ended in the 1940s.
There were too many new products that gave good results without
various chemical dangers associated with the manufacture of
Celluloid was popular because it looked
like ivory, a process that won a bronze medal at the 1862 World's
Fair and was improved to become wildly popular for making
useful/decorative household items, especially in the 1920s-1930s.
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28411, North Carolina, United States
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