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With 75 Blades, This Knife Was the Ultimate Multi Tool of 1851

Through the Eighteenth and Ninteenth Centuries, the John Rodgers firm of Sheffield, UK rose in prominence, developing a reputation for building the finest knives in Europe. In 1821, the company was appointed the official cutler for the British Royal Family. In 1851, Rodgers exhibited this marvel at The Great Exhibition, an international trade show in London.

The Norfolk Knife was named for Norfolk Street, the location of the Rodgers factory in Sheffield. It's both a tool and a work of art. The knife has 75 blades and measures 22 inches thick and 34 inches long. There are etchings of Queen Victoria and the White House on it. It's now on display at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield.

-via Nag on the Lake | Photo: Eggington Group


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Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife
This is sometimes seen in the window of knife shops.
The reviews at Amazon are worth reading, by the way.

"This would be a great product but was dismayed to find it has no banana slicer- that's a deal breaker. Returning today."
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