You find yourself and your friends camping in the woods, it’s time to eat and you have a can of soup that needs opening, an apple that needs slicing and by the way a small screw just came loose on your tent. What do you do? You pull out your pocket knife of course.
Since the late 1880’s the pocket knife has been quintessential to soldiers everywhere. The now, most reliable and trusted friend of any soldier and camper, was once a potential threat to its own user.
While there were some issues at first, the pocket knife was every soldier’s best friend, and in 1921 with the introduction of Stainless Steel, it became even better. Even though the pocket knife had a very humble beginning as most great inventions due; it was created for practicality and later when separate compartments where introduce-for multiple use. Unfortunately these knifes were prone to rust and corrosion which led to: reduction of lifespan, blade weakening, and inadvertently endangering yourself to a serious accident resulting in tetanus.
The introduction of stainless steel meant that these knives were much more resilient to corrosion and rust as well as lighter than their previous models which were entirely made with carbon steel and brass.Due to the reliability of stainless steel, and the versatile use; different compartments would be added in the years to come. This came in handy when soldiers or campers found themselves in different situations and terrains with unknown obstacles heading their way.
Today, the stainless steel pocketknife can be found in all shapes and sizes, even as a key chain-while still packing its multipurpose punch. Thanks to the properties of stainless steel, all this was possible. From the army to our everyday camper and everyone in between, the dependable stainless steel pocketknife is and will always be that, “dependable”.
As Stainless Steel Industry Professional, Shanghai Metal Corporation takes pride in manufacturing products which are used in our daily life such as stainless steel cutlery. SMC manufactures and supplies at the highest quality and most affordable price.
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Mario B.//SMC Editor
Sources: Cool Material, The Art of Manliness
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