1920 Kwicksharp Knife Sharpener and Scissors Grinder Source: American Cookery (June, 1920) Here’s a fun old ad you might enjoy. They don’t make knife sharpeners like they used to. Share this:EmailFacebookPinterestTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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“A child can operate it” What could possibly go wrong?!
I can think of just a few things that might go wrong. 😉
The price is right, but for the same $5 I can have the fellow at the Farmers’ Market do my knife sharpening, and avoid the risks involved. Maybe a child could do it with this machine, but I have a track record with such things!
🙂 I also have a track record with such things I wish that we had someone at our farmer’s market who could sharpen knives.
It does say”grinder”.
Yes, it does. 🙂
A wall mounted one no less. It seems the price of knife sharpening has not increased with inflation.
Back then $5 would have been a lot of money. It interesting how knife sharpening has become relatively less expensive.
I am particularly fascinated that a dull knife was such an “evil.”
They had a way with words back then. 🙂
My father had one just like that one in his workshop. What a trip down memory lane. Thanks.
Wow, it’s amazing htat your father had one of these. It’s nice to hear that this post brought back some good memories.
Looks like what the man used that we took our knives to. I don’t think my mother ever thought of getting our own!
It’s interesting to hear that you can remember seeing a knife sharpener that looked like the one in the ad.
I would not have thought of it until I saw that photo.
;A child can operate it’. ‘Ealth and Safety?
Times have changed. 🙂
I usually love old, vintage items, but in this case, I’m really glad I have my electric sharpener!! 😉
I’m also glad that we have modern equipment to sharpen knives.
Interesting… a child… wonder what age they had in mind?😁 I still use the old stone where you put a little oil on top and work away.
Who knows . . . sometimes it seems like people worried less about children hurting themselves a hundred years ago. My husband also uses a whetstone to sharpen knives.
I want five of them!
Every knife sharpener invented that was mechanical has had just as much a chance to make the knife duller as well as sharper. My mother was thrilled to have a sharpener built into the back of her new (1972 or 1973) electric can opener. She sharpened every knife constantly until they looked like flat ice picks!! All because the sharpener ground off the edge…
I can remember those electric can openers that also sharpened knives, but don’t remember actually using the knife sharpening feature much. Maybe that was a good thing. 🙂
We could use one of these! 🙂
I probably could, too – though I’m trying to avoid getting more things that might clutter my kitchen. 🙂
Daddy always had a stone and a little oil at the ready. I wonder if it is still down in the workshop.
My gut feeling is that using a stone with a little oil is the best way to sharpen knives, but I’m no expert on this.
I’m no expert either, but anything my daddy did was THE.WAY.TO.GO!!
I wouldn’t let a child near it! I sharpen my knives on the under side of a plate, works a treat.xxx
Maybe I’m overly cautious, but I also won’t let a child near it. 🙂