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Candidly Speaking by Dennis Ellingsen

Candidly Speaking
by Dennis Ellingsen

The study of pocketknife can openers encompasses history, marketing and design improvement. Every pocketknife manufacturer wanted a can opener that was unique to their company. Marketing wanted a distinctive tool that had ease of operation and was safe. Studying the can opener allows one to examine the evolution of changes.
“How’s that for openers?” he asked, as he started his sharp and cutting comments concerning pocketknife can openers. Yes, I’m sure that you all get the point and can handle it; but I trust that I haven’t made anyone edgy over my puns. After that, I suppose I should get my nose to the grindstone and whet your appetite concerning the intended purpose of this article. So, our story unfolds and opens.

This article appears in the March 2022 issue of KNIFE Magazine. Premium Online Members can read the whole thing by clicking the blue button below.


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