Janney Furnace Knife Exhibit

Janney Furnace in Ohatchee recently held the public opening for a new exhibit. The Civil War and Native American Museum now has a collection of more than 2000 edged weapons and edged tools that date back to the Stone Age and the late 20th Century. The knives were given to the museum from the National Knife Museum that was located in Tennessee. They have 75 percent of the collection on display. Robert Lindley, Janney Furnace Museum Director says the collection is a permanent and completely comprehensive collection. Brad Vice- a man who has spent 14 years as a knife guy- and who is the President of the National Knife Museum and the owner and operator of Alabama Damascus Steel in Jacksonville, Alabama says the new collection should be a big deal to the community of Ohatchee. Lindley says ladies have the wrong attitude if they are thinking of shying away from this type of collection because they don’t think there will be anything that will appeal to their tastes. He says there is something for everybody and you might be surprised at what you learn. The Civil War Collection and Native American Collection museum operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00AM until 4:00PM. And admission is free.

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