American Museum of Cutlery.

Thousands of Knives, Swords, Axes

Field review by the editors.

Cattaraugus, New York

Until World War I, Cattaraugus was at the heart of America's edged-tool-making region. This small museum attempts to preserve that history, displaying not only swords, knives, and bayonets, but also axes, wood planes, handsaws, surgical tools, silverware, and even a jar lid customized to cut ravioli.

As the museum states, "Edged tools cleared our forests, fed and clothed our pioneers, won and continued to preserve our freedoms."

Thousands of Knives, Swords, Axes

American Museum of Cutlery

Address:
Main St., Cattaraugus, NY
Directions:
American Museum of Cutlery. North end of downtown on Hwy 353/Main St., on the west side.
Hours:
Th-Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
716-257-9813
Admission:
Free
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