I had just left the Smokey Mountains and was cruising through Gatlinburg when I saw the sign. “Worlds Biggest Knife Store” it exclaimed from a billboard that just might be the world’s biggest billboard. “Of course this store was in Tennessee”, I thought to myself. I didn’t have any choice but stop. Preparing myself for a good laugh, I pulled up and set out to see what it was like.
When first walking in, the store is extremely overwhelming. There are knives and guns EVERYWHERE. They have a sign somewhere that says, “If it stabs, we carry it” and that’s not too far from the truth. Use after case filled with knives cramp the inner workings of the store. The walls are all lined with guns ranging from hand gun to assault riffle to even some sniper rifles. #murica right?
Upon further exploration, I started finding some things that interested me, as a none weapon owner. Movie weapon replicas! They have a whole room dedicated to these and its fun recognizing the props that were in movies I loved such as the swords from The Lord Of The Ring movies.
And then I went downstairs and I fell in love. What was it you ask? They have a room called “The Relic Room”. Inside it contains relics from the past. I mean, there is so much cool stuff here. I found a ad for President Zachary Tylers election campaign. He was out 12th president btw. I found a set of ancient Samurai armor. Even cooler, they have fossils. Like real fossils. You want some T-Rex teeth? How about a Velociraptor claw. What about a femur from a triceratops? They got it! I wanted to buy some teeth so bad but as I’m on this voyage, I thought it might be a good idea to wait until I have someplace to store them.
Closest Supercharger Knoxville TN 1 mi
10936 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
2320 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876