Tuesday, March 27, 2018

EKA Knives




I found this flimsy in with my old Norton Commando receipts.  I must have had an EKA knife at some point, but it's vanished into the mists of memory.  Rats!

Founded in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1882, EKA remains northern Europe's last folding knife maker. Interestingly, they almost went under in the 1940's when bottle caps replaced corks on bottles. With corks, you needed a folding knife and corkscrew to open them--bottle caps dispensed with all of that.  Just shows how one kind of innovation can vastly impact another area of technology with unintended consequences.  Anyway, they survived and are apparently doing well today.  They have a cool EKA Legend page on their website that's worth a look.

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