If you read the knife sleeve, It tells the customer to "...Build a Set of Steak Knives"
These are the World Famous Steak Knives from 1970, only at your Shell Dealer, of course.
When I was growing up in the late 60's, my father had acquired two of these treasures from the Shell station at Golf Links Road and 98th Ave (Right by the MacArthur Freeway entrance). These were the only steak knives we had until at least 1976.
One dinner in London, around winter of 1997, we were enjoying a steak onboard "Mad River" which was sailed by our friends Dick and Pat, and they pulled out two identical knives from their utensil locker.
"I bet I know exactly where you got these knives..."
Dick says, "I bet you can't".
"Shell station, 1969".
"How do you know that?"
"We had some, too. They're awesome knives!"
I was telling that story a week or two, ago, and I decided to look online to see if they were still out there. I got two sets off of ebay, all in original, unused condition with boxes and sleeves. For less than 20 bucks.
Twelve of these classic knives which will replace our old Ginsu's (Don't get me started on those little darlin's!).
Got's to love ol' Ebay! Bringing those memories to light, 24/7.
Go ahead; tell me your stories about how you used those same knives back in the day.