Thanks, Dave, I agree that it's a pretty sweet piece of cutlery history. Old gal's gotta be getting up towards 100 but still makes an excellent user after all this time, and the blades are holding absolutely hair-carving edges with minimal upkeep. I actually keep it away from my other celluloid knives because the cell on this one has remained stable and the visual effect of the handles is still intact after such a long period of time that I can't imagine anything will change from my stewardship. Plus I don't know if I'll ever see a knife like this one again. At this point I'm more worried that one of those fancy '70s/80s German cell handles will randomly start gassing and ruin my Union!
I'm privileged to have and use this one and it's fun to think about all the stories it must have from before my time, as well as all the cool old knives appearing in this thread.