The penny knife is a perfect companion for gardening and picnics
This pocket knife is an original Taschenfeitel and comes with a centuries-old manufacturing tradition. It has been manufactured manually in Trattenbach in Upper Austria for almost 600 years. The Trattenbacher Taschenfeitel is registered as an intangible cultural heritage. The turned handle is made of beech wood which is a hardwood, typically used in Europe. The interestingly shaped blade is ground on both sides.
The blade length is approx. 7 cm. The pocket knife is not considered a weapon. Take a penny knife, add a fork and you have a practical outdoor cutlery set.
What is a penny knife?
A penny knife was a very basic utility knife. The name derives from what it reportedly cost in England and America during the late 18th century. Another legend says that you can't gift a knife without giving a penny. It is an old tradition that comes from the superstition that a gift of a knife cuts friendship ties. If you gift a knife, the recipient hands the giver a penny and symbolically buys the knife. Misfortune averted ...
Dry the blade after use if it gets wet. Do not let the blade air dry (risk of rust film!). Because the knife has a wooden handle, it is not suitable for the dishwasher. Maintain wooden handle regularly with natural oil (e.g. olive oil). Apply the oil sparingly to the handle with a soft cloth.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.8 x 3.0 cm / 4.13 x 0.7 x 1.18 in (closed),
17.9 x 1.8 x 2.6 cm / 7.04 x 0.7 x 1.02 in (open)
Weight: 30 g / 1.05 oz
Material: Stainless blade steel, beech wood