PBS: A Flintlock Expert and Knifemaker Living in Paris, Kentucky

I am always on the lookout for “human interest” pieces from local media, in this case Kentucky PBS. Knifemaker Steve Auvenshine was recently featured, talking about knives he made for Jumanji and Jurrassic World.

From PBS.org:

Steve Auburn Shine was a flintlock expert and knife maker living in Paris, Kentucky, when he was recommended to work on the movie Master and Commander.

He went on to work on other TV shows and movies.

Then one of the knives ended up in Jurassic World.

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This is the very first step of making the knife or the blade.

And it might take me 20 minutes to an hour and a half to to do the blade in the forge, depend on what it is and how intricate I want to be.

That’s probably only 10% of the time that it takes to build the knife and the rest of it inside finishing.

What I do is I make I make knives, prop knives for film and TV.

I made them for Chris Pratt in Jurassic World for the Rock and Jumanji for Patrick Stewart in Star Trek.

There’s a lot out there in the world and it’s a lot of fun.

I’ve been making now since 91 and two.

Those 15 made the first Jurassic World knife.

The Jurassic World Knife did start it.

That was the first movie knife.