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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.


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