In today’s modern age of machine-made mass-produced everything, it seems hard to believe that actual people once made things. An old pocket knife with a blade or two, and handles offered with various materials looks like a pretty simple object all in all. While that is basically true, a lot more goes into a folder than meets the eye. A half century and more back, some of the larger cutlery companies produced pocket knife assembly display boards. Those displays highlighted the complete process of creating a pocket knife from start to finish. Assembly boards are not often seen in print, and are very rarely found in complete physical form.
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