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Klingenmuseum and a 2 meter Swiss army knife 3 months 2 weeks ago #17293

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Last week I went to the Deutches Klingenmuseum. That's German for German Knife Museum. It's located in Solingen, which happens to be only a two hour drive from where I live. I should have known that before, since it was the first time I ever visited Solingen.

It's a great museum, with an emphasis on the history of knives. If you want to know what a Celtic knife looks like, or a sword from the middle ages, you should go there.

I made a few pictures of more modern knives.


This is the museum. It is located in an former monastery.


This is a Swiss army knife. Well, it's probably German, but you get the idea. What you may not see immediately is that is about two meters long: one meter for the handle and one meter for the longest blade. And it's a working knife!


Another one, slightly smaller.


And you've guessed it by now, almost two meters worth of working "pocket" knife.
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Klingenmuseum and a 2 meter Swiss army knife 3 months 2 weeks ago #17301

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Thats an awful lot of polishing that has gone into those knives I wonder how heavy they are I guess 4-5 kilos for the big one I bet the blade would cut through quite a few things under its own weight .
the blade in the bottom picture looks 85-90% perfect polishing which is some feat on something that large .

Its like when a hull on a super yacht is faired with epoxy and then faired with sand paper wrapped around1 / 2 metre planks of wood thats an awful lot of work especially on hard steelI imagine these big blades are polished with a similar block technique to avoids hollows from finger tips .
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Klingenmuseum and a 2 meter Swiss army knife 3 months 2 weeks ago #17307

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fine tickets there
thanks for the spin
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