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Interesting knife facts!

Rick - Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:38

1. Obsidian blades are so sharp that, on a cellular level, obsidian knives will cut between cells rather than tear the cells as steel knives would do. These blades were used to make knives in the Stone Age and they are now being used in modern surgery because it is sharper than metal.

2. There was a dagger specifically for finishing off wounded knights. It’s called the misericorde, Latin for mercy

3. The scene in Skyfall where Daniel Craig is shaved with a classical razor led to a 400% increase of straight edge razor sales.

4. It is legal to carry a switchblade in the US if you are an amputee.

5. The “sex” in names like Middlesex, Sussex, and Sexsmith comes from the Old English word “seax,” meaning “knife”

6. When King Tutankhamen’s burial chamber was found in the 1920′s, a knife was found near his body. Archaeologists have speculated for decades that it may have been made from a meteor, and recent analysis by Italian and Egyptian researchers have found that is the case.

7. In ancient Java, the Kris knife – made from a meteorite, just like King Tut’s – was believed to have magical powers. Even the patterns carved into the blade were believed to ward off bad luck and protect whoever was wielding the knife.

8. Confederate Calvary Leader Wade Hampton III – later governor of South Carolina – was an impressive outdoorsman and completely fearless. Teddy Roosevelt, in his book “The Wilderness Man,” credits Hampton with killing 80 black bears armed with nothing but a knife.

9. A pen knife is so named because it was used for sharpening a quill to make a pen nib.

10. Only the Swiss Army Knife corkscrew tool is not made in Switzerland but in Japan. All other parts are pure Swiss-made.

Divide and conquer

Rebecca Daniel - Friday, 7 July 2017 03:36

Is exactly what we are doing today. With a looming show and many knives still needing to be made, we are dividing to conquer. Tommy is hosting classes, While Rick is at home working on some neat projects that we cant wait to show you!

Also, in the chaos of making knives and occasionally coming up for water and sleep. We forgot to mention that we have been open at the Sevierville shop for 2 years! It has been a wonderful journey. We have met so many fantastic people, and forged not only knives, but friendships along the way. We are looking forward to another year of knife making!

Preparation in progress.

Rebecca Daniel - Thursday, 6 July 2017 04:19

It’s been quite busy here at Mohr Custom Knives as we prepare for The Craftsmen’s Fair.
We are making inventory and conducting classes, and we will continue to keep our normal business hours. Tuesday-Saturday 9-5. Until July 12th when we begin to set up for the show.

We have many new and exciting things that we can not wait to share with you all.

The Craftsmen’s fair starts on July 14th and will go until the 23rd of July. It is located at the Convention center In Gatlinburg (234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738)

We look forward to seeing you there!

I’m back, again!!

Rick - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:56

I haven’t been here in a while!!! Too much going on at one time!! I’ll try to do better in the future!!! Got some changes going on and I’ll let you know what they are as we move forward!!! Stay tuned in!!!
 
 
 

Lots to do!!!

Rick - Wednesday, 13 August 2014 01:47

It’s been awhile since I posted anything but now I’m back!!! Our next show is in October and last for 18 days!! We have so much inventory to be made it’s scary!! We’re talking somewhere in the neighborhood of about 150-200 knives!!! Some will be stock removal and some will be forged!!! I’m losing my apprentice on the 24th because of college. I suppose everyone needs an education. On the plus side we’ll see him on some afternoons and maybe some weekends!!! Well, I need to get back to work because I’ve noticed that them blades don’t grind themselves!!! HAHA!! Be safe and have a great day!!!
 
 
 

 

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