. A pen knife is so named because it was used for sharpening a quill to make a pen nib
French gangsters in the early 1900s used a weapon that functioned as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles.
In 2000, a Mexican woman successfully performed a C-section on herself with a kitchen knife and 3 glasses of hard liquor, while her husband was drinking at a bar.
King Tutankhamun’s dagger was made of meteoric iron.
A sharp knife actually causes less cuts. Since you don’t have to push down as hard, there’s less of a chance you let the blade slip.
There’s no such thing as true stainless steel.
Over 34,000 Swiss Army knives are made everyday!
There are many places that end with “sex” in their name. (Sussex, Middlesex etc.) It comes from the Old English word seax meaning knife. Sexsmith used to be a common last name- meaning one who made knives.
The most expensive knife is called “The Gem of The Orient”. It sold for $2.1 Million!! In total, it has 153 emeralds (10 carats) and nine diamonds (5 carats). The weight of the gold in the knife is 28 ounces. It took ten years to produce such knife.
The Russians make knives out of sapphires with bone handles. It doesn’t show up on any metal detectors.
There is a knife (the WASP knife) that once inside the victim, forces over 800 psi of CO2 inside the victim, creating a basketball sized air pocket and freezing the surrounding internal organs.