In 1669 King Louis XIV banned pointed, sharp knives…

Caran-d-ache-dreyfus-supper-croppedIn 1669 King Louis XIV banned pointed, sharp knives in an attempt to reduce violence, and that’s why table knifes are dull and rounded today. Apparently, this measure worked, but did not stop dinner table altercations entirely, but rather made them slightly less bad.



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