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dutchy357 wrote: orvet wrote:
We don't often get links with Australian knife info, I am glad to have it!
I have always wondered, do you have factories in Australia that make pocket knives, or are most imported?
Sadly, there is no Cutlery Industry in Australia.
The only evidence I have found for pocketknife manufacture in Australia was the WW2 and post war production from a limited number of engineering firms who tooled up to make knives for the war effort. The most prolific and the most long lasting was Whittingslowe Engineering in Adelaide. They did not survive the post war era and closed their doors in the 1950's. As you see by their post war newspaper advertisement they made a range of knives.
I know this is an old post but I just read through it tonight and felt I had to comment on it.
Here is a pic of a knife I acquired several years ago from a flea market. Definitely military and definitely Australian made.
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I have only seen one knife like yours. One of the shearers showed it to me and wanted to find information.
It was the first I knew of pocket knives being built in Australia.
I looked it up in Dutchy site.
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Here is an excellent 41 page softcover book that shouldn't be too hard to find at a good price and it covers the subject exhaustively.