The History of Pocket Knives: From Ancient Times to Modern Day

The History of Pocket Knives: From Ancient Times to Modern Day

Posted by Sam Flaherty on

Pocket knives have been a useful tool for centuries, evolving over time to meet the needs of people from all walks of life.
From ancient times to modern day, they have remained a practical and versatile tool.
We at Koi Knives, an Adelaide-based business, have a deep appreciation for the history and craftsmanship of pocket knives, and our knives are a testament to this.
Here's a brief history of pocket knives, and how Koi Knives has contributed to this rich tradition.

The Early Days

The first evidence of folding knives dates back to the Iron Age, with the ancient Romans known to carry small folding knives. During the Middle Ages, knives were a common tool used by tradespeople and craftsmen. The term "pocket knife" was first used in the 16th century when knives began to be designed with folding blades that could be carried in a pocket.

The 18th and 19th Centuries

During the 18th and 19th centuries, pocket knives became more widespread and were used by people from all walks of life.
Farmers, hunters, and tradespeople all carried pocket knives, which were often personalized with unique designs or markings.
Many soldiers also carried pocket knives, which were used for a variety of tasks, including cutting food, repairing gear, and even as a weapon.

The 20th Century

In the 20th century, pocket knives continued to evolve, with new materials and designs being introduced. Stainless steel, which is still a popular material for pocket knives today, was first developed in the early 1900s. In the 1950s, the Swiss Army Knife was introduced, which became an instant classic and remains a popular choice for those in need of a versatile pocket knife.

Koi Knives' Contribution

Koi Knives is an Adelaide-based business that has a deep appreciation for the history and craftsmanship of pocket knives. Our knives are a testament to this, with a focus on quality and attention to detail. Each knife is made with precision and care, using only the finest materials.

We have a range of pocket knives that pays homage to the rich history of these useful tools while incorporating modern design elements and materials. The collection includes a range of knives, that are made from high-quality materials and designed to be practical and durable.

Whatever you're looking for, you're sure to find a knife that suits your needs and style.

Conclusion

Pocket knives have a long and rich history that spans many cultures and regions. They have been a useful tool for people from all walks of life, evolving over time to meet the needs of different generations.

Koi Knives has a deep appreciation for the history and craftsmanship of pocket knives, and their knives are a testament to this.

Whether you're a collector or simply in need of a reliable tool, the Koi Knives pocket knife collection is sure to have a knife that suits your needs and style.

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