How The Pen Knife Got Its Name
Pen Knife or penknife is a British English term meaning small folding knife. However, they didn't necessarily have to have a folding blade. It could be a blade with a long handle, for instance. Centuries ago, describing pen knives basically meant a type of knife used for thinning and pointing quills. Quills are large stiff feathers of a bird's wing or tail. Quills made great dip pens. Additionally, before the invention of pencil sharpeners, quills made great sharpeners.
What is a Pen Knife?
Furthermore, multi-functional pen knives became very popular in the late 20th century. The Swiss Army Knife became the most famous of all. Multi-functional knives are typically gadgets which include scissors, nail files, corkscrews, toothpicks etc. Pen Knives look like ordinary pens, write like ordinary pens, but feature a blade that is revealed by pulling the pen apart. Another example, a comb or brush with a knife concealed inside, for instance. These knives are very sharp and are carried for self-defense. However, you can use them for anything you want. You can carry them in your purse, pocket, or anywhere else you would carry a pen.
How Dual Functional Writing Pen Knives Operate
Real writing pen knives are easy to operate. Actually, easier to operate than to explain where they originated from. These dual functional or multi-functional pens are just like writing with any other pen. When and if a threat occurs, and you need to use the knife, just pull off the top of the writing pen. Then, to conceal the knife again, just put the top back on. When the knife is not in use, keep the top of the pen on to protect yourself from the blade. Included below, images of Pen Knives.