Franklin, Kentucky: World's Largest Butter Knife

Upright, 24 feet high. "'The Cutting Edge' of Simpson County" was built in 2021 by the same high school welding students that built a nearby giant fork.

Address:
4433 Blackjack Rd, Franklin, KY
Directions:
Out in the country, 5.5 miles northeast of town, on the north side of KY-1171/Blackjack Rd.
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Soaring Over Blackjack.

Soaring Over Blackjack (and the Butter Knife)

The newest addition to "The Sculpture Park at Blackjack" is Kentucky's largest weathervane, titled "Soaring over Blackjack." It was built by students enrolled in Franklin-Simpson High School welding classes in the Spring of 2020. The sculpture is 25 feet high and is made from a 1960s Schreder Airmate HP-9 glider. The pole once held the lights at James Mathews stadium, and is anchored in 12,000 pounds of concrete that extends 10 feet below the ground. It's functional and moves to face the wind with the slightest breeze.

[Jeremy Loveall, 05/07/2022]

Butter knife.

World's Largest Butter Knife

This is the coolest giant butter knife I have ever seen! Beautiful drive getting there, too.

[OffbeatJimmy, 03/16/2022]

Butter knife.

World's Largest Butter Knife

You can't miss it. It's a big butter knife.

[Callmemochelle, 11/13/2021]

Knife.

The Cutting Edge of Simpson County

The World's Largest Butter Knife: 24 feet tall. Built in the spring of 2021 by Franklin Simpson High School welding students. It's set in 4,000 pounds of concrete and weighs approximately 1,000 pounds. This is the second giant piece of silverware built by FSHS welding, following the Franklin "Fork in the Road."

[Jeremy Loveall, 08/30/2021]

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