2019 Slippies


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What's the purpose of the blade with the notch at the point?
Beautiful work. I assume the notched blade is for opening whilst maintaining the blade curved profile at the cutting edge - I really like it and have not seen that before.
The blade shape is a 1 arm opening or amputee design. After WW2 or WW2 (not sure) many of the men came home with an arm or hand missing. The idea is that you can hook the tip on your trouser pocket or the edge of a table to assist in opening.