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E Jönsson / Bröderna Jönsson (1936 - )






Bröderna Jönsson / E Jönsson

1936 - Erik Jönsson, grandson to Jöns Persson, followed his grandfather into the knife making business under the brand name E Jönsson (stamped E Jönsson). Some of the initial inventory was bought from the Johannes Knagg closed factory

1940 The company changed name to Bröderna Jönsson after the brothers (John and Anders) of Erik Jonsson joined the company. Broderna Jonsson translate to "Jonsson brothers". The stamp Bröderna Jönsson was not immediately adopted.

During the 50 and 60 were common in the US they sold under they brand name Bröderna Jönsson but also Norse Knife via mail order.

After the deaths of the brothers in 1987, the company is lead by Erik (son of John Jönsson) and his cousin Holger (son of Anders Jönsson), started producing knifes with the original stamp E Jönsson. The workshop still produces knifes in small quantities (last info from 2017)

They are the last traditional knife makers still operating today, outside MoraKniv group but with limited small quantities. Erik  is now on is 70's and Holger as now more then 90 years.

"The Jönssons office has no computer; the company no website. Letters, quotes and invoices continue to be typed on an old typewriter. This is a workshop of a bygone age, and with every knife made one can’t help but feel that something of the history of Mora and the soul of this remarkable family is imparted into each blade. " Ref

The current name of the company is Jönssons Knivfabrik KB

New E Jönsson stamped knifes can still be found available on some web shops example here (no affiliation)

In 12.02.2020 a violent fire destructed the old knife factory
https://www.dt.se/logga-in/just-nu-en-person-skadad-i-explosionsartad-brand-vid-mindre-knivfabrik-i-mora-det-smaller-hela-tiden

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/dalarna/kraftig-brand-i-knivfabrik-i-mora
https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/brand-i-knivfabrik-i-mora-smaller-hela-tiden/


The company history



Some photos from the workshop found on facebook. Photodate: 2018





Catalogs1947



My Bröderna Jönsson Knifes here


References
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Du-vet-att-du-%C3%A4r-fr%C3%A5n-Mora-n%C3%A4r-228565797205031/photos/?tab=albums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJy6X8fRMZo
https://iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/broderna-jonsson-mora-camper
https://www.dagbladet.no/magasinet/alle-knivers-mor/63380944
https://oldmora.blogspot.com/p/mora-kniv-history.html
http://thebladeblog-ulf.blogspot.com/2011/09/broderna-jonsson-mora-knives.html
https://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.com/mora-of-sweden.html
https://translate.google.pt/translate?hl=pt-PT&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dt.se%2Fartikel%2Fkniven-som-erovrade-varlden
https://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.com/mora-of-sweden.html

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