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|Posted: Sat 19 Oct - 19:18 (2013) Post subject: Johan Engström en Suède
| Johan Engström est né en 1846. il a été le coutelier le plus connu de Eskilstuna en Suède.
Avant d'installer sa manufacture en 1874 (Fabriksaktiebolaget Johan Engström), Johan a travaillé à Sheffield et Solingen (Geo. Westerholm & Son).
A 13 il apprit son métier en Russie en Angleterre et en Allemagne, il se concentre sur la productions de dagues et de rasoirs.
En 1882, Johan se lance dans le couteau suédois.
The company produced high-quality barrel knives and received international recognition at shows in Sweden, France, U.S.A., and Canada. At one time the well-known US importer Edward Zinn ordered 3000 dozen barrel knives from the Engström company.
The steel, of course, was produced from Swedish iron ore de la mine de Danemora, one of the purest iron ores known. It made such good steel that many countries imported it, including England, Germany and Japan. Some german razor manufacturers even opened their own mines in Sweden. It makes a good, hard, edge-retaining steel.
Johan died in 1915 which marks the end of the Engström company. His factory ceased all operations by 1917.
In 1918 the company was renamed to Swedish Steel Forging Co.(Svenska Stalsmides Aktieb or SSA).