New (To Me) Knife
I always look for knife stores when we’re out anywhere, but especially in the mountains.
I’ve visited the Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville, TN (that’s pronounced SEVERE-ville, DO NOT get that wrong) and it was a lot to take in. I will most likely make my way there again.
Please don’t get me wrong; I was sufficiently impressed with the place. It was just so big, and good blades can get so expensive, I was a bit overwhelmed.
My favorite knife store in the mountains isn’t the same. The owner retired and sold the store to new proprietors, and I saw and felt the change in the store’s mood when I walked in.
I’ve already had my say with the wife about that. I won’t be bad-mouthing the new owners here. I wish them well.
One of the best places to find some good old steel is second-hand stores, and there are plenty of antique and “junk” stores in the mountains of North Carolina. I use the term junk affectionately. Those are some of my favorite places.
I found this little folder on a table in a new second-hand place that opened in Maggie Valley. A very nice older couple runs it.
I picked the knife up for ten bucks. It was made in the 80s, as far as I can search on the internet. It had a few small chips in the edge, which I figured I could fix on the stone (and I did).
Also, it’s a floral knife for people working with flowers and small plants.
I have never seen a Victorinox single-blade folder like this, so I grabbed it expecting to put it on my shelf.
Once I got it home and sharpened and cleaned up a bit, I decided to make it an EDC for a while. Nice little piece.
That’s it. That’s the post.