Stabbed by Beauty

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 06, 2016
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | 1950s | Weapons

As a kid, I found a metal thing clutching a marble. It looked like a dragon's claw, and if the marble was pointed the right way, it looked like a malevolent eye, like some ominous magic talisman. I always wondered what is was (or is, as I still have it somewhere). Now I know. It's the top part of Knife B!

It broke off the original knife because it was made of a soft metal. Lead, maybe? If so, the guy who was rubbing one out while rubbing Helen of Troy might just as well have been eating paint chips.
Posted by Bill the Splut on 10/06/16 at 05:36 PM
Supposedly pretty good blades.
Posted by crc on 10/06/16 at 06:08 PM
I used Helen often. Her boobs wore out before the blade.
Posted by Greg on 10/07/16 at 05:21 AM
“Twas Beauty that killed the beast!”
Posted by tadchem on 10/07/16 at 06:27 AM
You're correct, crc. Solingen steel was used for many implements of war for the Wehrmacht.

My father had one of these knives. The material for the grip was junk but I remember that the blade never showed any sign of rust.
Posted by KDP on 10/07/16 at 01:15 PM
Oh, Solingen steel has been famous for its quality for a lot longer than the last war, KDP. Literally for centuries. And they still are: Zwilling and Dovo are famous brands of knives in Europe, and Solingen sells high quality kitchen knives all over the continent.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/07/16 at 04:18 PM
Thanks, Richard.
Posted by KDP on 10/07/16 at 04:56 PM
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