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Bought this knife as a kid whilst on a trip to the Holy Island of Iona ,off the West Coast of Scotland it has been hidden away for years in my mothers house and I came accross it recently, brought back the thought that maybe this was the start of a facination with cutting tools- I did a little research on it and it was manufactured by a German company who set up in Listowel in the Irish republic in 1960, there name was Jowika,and mass produced various models incuding this one, they were bought out apparently by Imperial Shrade in 1978 the picture is of Iona abbey which today is still very popular with tourists, I went over again about 2 yrs ago with my wife as we were having a long weekend in Oban, we ferried over to Mull, along what was mostly a single track road and then another ferry to Iona, It certainly is a lovely place to see.
I would not expect this to have cost me or my aunt who I was with at the time much more than pennies.. I reckon it is now 46 or 47 years old..
do you remeber or still have yours ???
by the way- not too sure why nuns or the like who run the Island wanted to sell knives, I would have though pencils/pens and books would be more favourable..
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