My Favorite Pocket Knives
As a baby boomer, having a pocket knife was a sign of (manly) responsibility. In the 1950's, most young boys, including myself, owned them as early as five or six years old. I still have one or two old pocket knives from my childhood.
|I purchased this black plastic handled pocket knife in my early twenties when |
I started sailing. It has a single blade about 3 inches long. It was made
in the USA by Kabar and it is marked "1135". It is
described as a sailors rope jack knife.
|I purchased this Buck-brand knife (made in Idaho USA) around 1990. |
Note the very large slot through the blade for opening. It is very
slim and easily fits in your pocket. The
blade is 2-3/4 inches long.