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Why is There a Giant Knife in the Wisconsin State Capitol?

Wisconsin Historical Society, wisconsinhistory.org
The "Monster knife" of John Fox Potter, 1860

Of the many objects that call the Wisconsin State Capitol home, one of the oddest might be a 31 pound, six foot long, fully functioning folding knife.

Contributor Gianofer Fields speaks with Joe Kapler of the Wisconsin State Historical Society about what happened in 1860, what it has to do with a giant knife and why that knife remains at the State Capitol:

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