The history of our American cutlery companies is rich. New and interesting factoids are being discovered all the time.
Even though I am awful in Trivia Pursuit, the popular board game, learning about the early days of the communities, people and circumstances of the knife companies is most enjoyable.
Today, we have a question for you knife history buffs.
What US city at one point claimed to be “The Cutlery Capital of the US?”
Clue: There was more than one City/Town/Community over the years that claimed to be the center of the knife universe.
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History records Fremont as housing dozens of firms employing 3000 workers. It is said to have been the Cutlery Capital of the US for nearly 100 years.
Surprised? I know many of you may have answered, “Little Valley, NY,” so stay tuned. I’m working on an article on the communities claiming to be the Cutlery Capital for Knife World Magazine now. I’ll let you know when to be watching for it.