LITTLE VALLEY — Long known as a center of American knife-making, Little Valley is celebrating its history while also raising needed funds for the library, beautification committee and other long-term projects.
T-shirts made in Little Valley by Schubert Enterprises are on sale at the Memorial Library of Little Valley for $25, with all profits going to local non-profit groups.
“This is a wonderful local effort to highlight our history while bringing people into our library,” said Linda McCubbin, library director. “Little Valley’s knife-making history is unparalleled, and our library offers rare items from our 200-year history, as well as many programs, top-rate collections and a safe place for kids to learn.”
The fundraising campaign and tees are the brainchild of Little Valley alumnus and author Brad Lockwood, who has documented his hometown’s history.
“‘The Village of Knives’ was the calling-card for Little Valley a century ago, when more cutlery companies operated here than anywhere in the world,” he said. “We wanted to compile and list all of those companies, jobbers and masters included, for posterity.”
This is a bit of a niche piece I found on my morning trawl. Seems like it would be relevant to KNIFE readers. The history of the Little Valley has been something we have covered a lot over the years. The town library is leveraging the area’s knife history in a t-shirt sale to raise funds. I may order one myself.