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My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works #7

I got my first Rough Riders this trip to SMKW.

 

This is a Rough Rider brown jigged bone baby toothpick RR063.

 

This is a Rough Rider brown jigged bone small stockman RR194.

 

This is a Case…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 22, 2013 at 0:22 — 10 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works #6

I did buy knives at SMKW.

This one is a Rough Rider Mushroom knife RR1400.  (The nation is now safe.  If that mushroom that came up in my yard was just a scout for a full scale invasion, I now have the means to beat it back!)

 

I am going to save this wooden Case knife kit until my grandson, Danny, is old enough to help me put it together.  May…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 23:30 — 6 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works #5

My visit to SMKW wouldn't have been complete without meeting the Knives Live guys.

Here is Josh and me in the Knives Live studio.  (It's a little bigger than a two holer.  I believe you could fit a three holer in it!)

 

And here is Jay.  (Like his T shirt!)…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 23:22 — 4 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works #4

Here are more pictures of exhibits and displays on the showroom floor.…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 23:01 — 4 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife works #3

The museum has a large Case collection.  Here are just a few examples.  Notice the missing knife in the lower left hand corner of the first picture.  It was celluloid and had started to break down and had to be removed to prevent damage to the other knives in the exhibit.…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 22:47 — 2 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife works #2

In the National Knife Museum, there are many exhibits starting with the stone age...

 

Continuing through the bronze age...

 

Up to and including modern cutlery...…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 22:25 — 3 Comments

My visit to Smoky Mountain Knife works #1

My family and I rented a cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the week of July 14, 2013.  Now Pigeon Forge is next to Sevierville which is the home of Smoky Mountain Knife Works.  If I were a Jewish knife collector, SMKW would be my Jerusalem of the knife world.  If I were a Muslim knife collector it would be the Mecca of the knife world.  However since I am only a Baptist, maybe I can consider it a missionary trip?

 

Anyway here is a view as we are approaching Sevierville of…

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Added by Charles Sample on July 21, 2013 at 21:52 — 13 Comments

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