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Lori Ristinen is Menagha's foremost scrimshaw artist. (Sarah Smith / Enterpirse)

Northern Cutlery Collectors Club showcases unique knives

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Knife making is an art form struggling in a tough economy.

Handcrafted works of ebony, ivory, antlers and steel simply command prices higher than would-be collectors can afford for discretionary items these days.

Such seemed to be the attitude last weekend as vendors displayed pocketknives, bowie knives, carving knives, filet knives, steak knives, camp knives and their matching sheaths at the Northern Cutlery Collectors Club show in Park Rapids.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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