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Old 14th August 2022, 04:40 PM   #4
Norman McCormick
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Originally Posted by Interested Party View Post
. Here is a question someone might know off hand; when did production knives lose the distal taper in the tang?
I received some Gustav Emil Ern kitchen knives as a wedding present, 1982, and they all have tapered tangs, very well made and still going strong. The company closed down round about this time. Knives are being sold now under this company name but as far as I can see the quality is just not there. This fits in well with the timeframe that Ausjulius has proposed. In conclusion I guess that a tapered tang is not a reliable determinator of age other than the probability that it is pre third quarter of the 20thC.
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