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As a lad, I remember my father always having a similar-looking bottle opener on his key ring. He used to let me play with it from time to time. Then, when I was older and just starting to train as a machinist, I made my own out of stainless steel. I still have it today (Image removed from quote.)
Very elegant work.
You know what stands out to me most in that picture? It's the "non-standard" rate of twist on the corkscrews Seems like all corkscrews in the western world use the same diameter wire, are the same length, and have the same rate of twist. Go ahead and try a Vic mini-screwdriver in any misc corkscrews you might have about the house if you don't believe me.By the way, nice picture Kart!
Cool, I've never seen "vertical" can openers before. Smart way to get loads of leverage. The first one in your post was especially neat. I really like the pictures of your collection, Kart!
Kart;Do you know what your items are worth? I've seen several of these before (my wife is affiliated with an auction house) and was wondering if you'd be okay with me showing this thread to some people there. I have no interest in buying, but it might help with collection / insurance purposes. If you'd like, I can keep this information between you and I. As I know a lot of the people there, there would be no fee (they'll be looking at your photos, not handling the items).
So, on a similar topic, any sugestions on knife/tool shops to visit in Kiev??Thank you