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Knife maker Gary LeBlanc shows off half of a pair of ivory-handled knifes listed at $4,000. Ivory can no longer be used by artisans. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Unique cutlery displayed at Northern Cutlery Collectors Club knife show

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Tim Cruff worries that making and collecting knives may become a lost art form.

"Today's generation feels OK if they have a cell phone," said the Fargo knife collector, vendor and science teacher. "My generation, you didn't leave home without a pocket knife."

Pocketknives, bowie knives, carving knives, filet knives, steak knives and knives made of obsidian were on display this past weekend at the Northern Cutlery Collectors Club- sanctioned show in Park Rapids.

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