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I am posting this topic in hope of learning a little bit more about a military kitchen knife set I recently purchased. All four knives were manufactured by OKC and are marked with the company name and NSN. All the NSNs are still active as per WebFLIS. My specific question is when were these knives likely manufactured? I am assuming sometime in the 70s or 80s.

 

7340-00-680-0863 Knife, Slicing

7340-00-205-3335 Knife, Butcher's

7330-00-680-2634 Spatula

7340-00-291-0625 Knife, Steak, Scimitar

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Wood was removed from food service operations in the early 70's. All knives, utensils and cutting boards were phased out and replaced with PVC. Wood was found to harbor pathogens where PVC would not.

 

So your knives are more than likely 1960's.

 

 

 

Jon B.

Newaygo MI

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Shawn;

 

I know Navy food service, not the stock system so much.

 

So if the stock system changed in 74, and by 76 they were phasing out wood in food service ops, then they are more likely mid 70s. Maybe later if the other branches didn't phase out wood handles and cutting boards about the same time.

 

So your guess is probably closer than mine.

 

Jon B

Newaygo MI

Always looking for information on the USMC from 1916 - 1920, exp the 11th Company in Haiti and in WW1, 4th 5th, HQ Company.

Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'

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