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A study of some pocket knives of 1856

Posted by Administrator on 2/9/2015

Let's take a moment and examine some knives that were recovered from the steamboat Arabia wreck. A close study of a picture of some of the pocket knives in the Arabia collection tells us many things about pocket knives from the time period of 1856, the year that the Arabia sank. The first thing that we will look at are the patterns. In examining the below photo, we can clearly identify the following patterns:

- Swell End Jack
- Curved Regular Jack
- Congress
- Barlow
- Farmer's
- Hawk Bill or Pruner
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