United Nations Penknife 1950 Japan
Yes, they do say United Nations on them in embossed gold lettering! Since the United Nations is an international peace keeping organization, these are very politically incorrect. They are old vintage souvenir knives that were sold around New York City right after the United Nations building was finished in 1950. They are good quality with brass grommets and a stainless steel blade marked "Japan". The iridescent green resin on sides was likely inspired by the green glass windows of the UN Secretariat tower. 2-5/8 long. Excellent unused condition. We had some of these about 10 years ago and they sold like wildfire. This bunch came from the same store in the New York area where the owner turned up another case for us that was buried in his warehouse.
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