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Best Knife Quotes You Haven't Heard Before

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

Yes we all love great quotes, most of which we forget the very next moment after we scroll down to the next post! We read them to get motivated, be inspired and maybe open our minds to new ideas. But how many "knife quotes" have you read in a local paper or a magazine in the past week, month or year? Or how many times have you heard a quote from your favourite knifemaker on the radio or a TV show? We bet not so many times.

So here's a bunch of awesome "knife quotes" from famous people for you. Make sure you remember a handful and keep your pub ammo up to date. And don't be the person that claims to be a knife enthusiast but doesn't know a single quote about knives, it's embarrassing!

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"There was never a good knife made of bad steel" - Ben Franklin


"A large man, with a small knife and a frown, is much less scary than a small man, with a large knife and a smile" - Ben Franklin


"I can see myself as a Neanderthal flint chipper sitting by the fire in the night. It was the first specialized labor in human history. Maybe I knew where the best flint was, or how to flake it better than anyone else. My lineage goes back before what we call the oldest profession. It's a craft at least 30,000 years old. When people wonder how a man can spend his life making hunting knives, they should remember that. It's a gloriously venerable occupation." - Bob Loveless


"Jesus Christ, Himself, could send a bar of steel down from Heaven but it will only be as good as the heat treatment it gets on Earth" - Jerry Rados


"Why would anyone pay $3,000 for a hunting knife? They say, because my name is on it. I'm carrying an awfully big rep. If I were a gunfighter, I'd be hiding in a cave somewhere. But I wouldn't spend that much money for a knife if it was autographed by Jesus Christ himself" - Bob Loveless


"When a man picks up a knife, there's an old memory from the collective unconscious that surfaces. A knife is an atavistic experience. It was man's first tool and weapon. Man was chipping flint into cutting edges before he invented the wheel. No matter how sophisticated we become, a knife takes us back to the cave" - Bob Loveless


"The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me" - Glen Close


"I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives" - Billy Connolly


"The knife is the most valid invention in the history of mankind -- without which we would have become extinct a long time ago" - Ken Onion


"A knife is not a weapon, a knife is not a toy, a knife is a tool, and anyone who uses a knife as a weapon or a toy is a tool" - Anon


"Think Twice, Cut Once" - Chris Reeve


"All God's Critters have knives" - Sal Glesser


"We've built a few collector pieces but most Spydercos are hungry and like to eat. As mentioned, open, close, cut, clean, oil, cut, cut, cut... To a Spyderco, that is living. All of the effort that we put into designing and building the knife is found in using the knife; The horsepower in the steel, the edge, the ergos, sophisticated mechanisms, carefully chosen materials or custom made materials, history of and refinements to the design, etc. Letting it die in the box is to lose 75% of what we put into it" - Sal Glesser


"If you're not carrying a knife, you might as well be wearing a skirt" - John Wayne


"Buy a quality knife, only cry once" - Anon


"Rush a gun, RUN from a knife" - Al Capone


"Gold is for the mistress, silver for the maid. Copper for the craftsman, cunning at his trade. 'Good', said the baron, sitting in his hall, 'but iron, cold iron, is master of them all" - Rudyard Kipling


"I'd like to depart this world the same way I came into it - screaming and covered in someone else's blood" - Anon


"I think knives are a good idea. Big, fuck-off shiny ones. Ones that look like they could skin a crocodile. Knives are good, because they don't make any noise, and the less noise they make, the more likely we are to use them. Shit 'em right up. Makes it look like we're serious. Guns for show, knives for a pro" - Soap


“One good, sharp knife is worth two of almost anything else; except women and horses” – Charles Jimby…Texas Ranger


"Once again, a knife-wielding maniac has shown us the way" - Bart Simpson


"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee" - Macbeth


"The Swiss have an interesting army. 500 years without a war. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army Knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there, corkscrews, bottle openers..." - Jerry Seinfeld


"Got tight on absinthe last night. Did knife tricks" - Ernest Hemingway


"If your a knife collector it's not a case of if your going to cut yourself it just case of when" - Anon


"When I was a kid, all's I wanted was a knife, as I got older all's I wanted was a that I'm old, I realize all I needed was the knife..." - Anon


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