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This company is making top-tier knives right here in Idaho

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Growing from a group of a few friends who wanted to make quality knives for United States military members, Tops Knives in Ucon is now producing thousands of knives a year in hundreds of different models. Tops Knives general manager Craig Powell took reporter Mike Price on a tour of the facilities where the knives are produced.

By using machines to cut knives out of steel sheets then painting, assembling and sharpening each one by hand, Tops Knives is able to produce large quantities of high-quality knives. Check them out at their website

Watch the video above to see how it’s done.

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