Dozens of knives and swords are currently on display at the Blount County Memorial Museum and will be through October. These are just a small part of Oneonta native Zeddie Keith’s collection of more than 300 knives and swords. Keith has been collecting since the 80s from flea markets and antique stores.‘I’ve always liked knives and swords, so if I ever see one that is unusual and I have enough money, I will purchase it,’ Keith said. The oldest piece in the display was found in a house in Oneonta and the most expensive is estimated to be between $150 and $200.
– Nicole Singleton