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Pre knife hysteria- When knives were actually MADE in high school- Texas Black knives, etc-The war years PT 1

Okay, how do I begin ?? Long before a nail file got a student expelled from school, there was a period of sanity when some schools actually sponsored the making of knives to support the WW2 war effort- I, as many of you know, do a lot of research on vintage knives as  a hobby for other members, and I was unaware of this until a few days ago- I find this story fascinating, and a story with a real lack of hard information- I thought the story worth sharing~~~ This story will be picture and document enriched, so I will break it up  a little-

1- an example of a knife made by Trade Schools, Huntington, West Virginia

2- an example of a knife made by Vocational School, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

3-the most  prolific school in knifemaking-- The Crozier Technical High School of Dallas, Texas , who made by some reports, over 2000 knives for the fighting men will be discussed in my next installment- where the term " Texas Black Knife" originated.

 

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Comment by Jan Carter on August 23, 2014 at 8:00

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