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Thread #75102   Message #3043904
Posted By: GUEST,Mike
30-Nov-10 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
I have by coincidence just been restling with this issue (I am writing about Sheffield knives and looking at definitions)
I think, as at present many people tend to call all pocket knives "Penknives". There is no reason to not suppose that this generic description took place a long long time ago. My theory.