Who began Franklin mint collector knives?


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Joseph Segel founded the Franklin Mint, which produced collector's knives. It began as a private corporation based in Pennsylvania that manufactured coins, commemorative rounds and medallions, Monopoly sets, figurines and many other collectibles.

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Some Franklin Mint knives came as parts of sets like the Sportsman's Year Hunting and Fishing Knife Collection. Manufactured in Germany in 1989, the set originally cost $1,200 and came with a total of 12 Franklin Mint knives. The knives came in a large walnut case with magnets to hold them in place. As of 2014, the set is quite rare and costly. Limited-edition sets come with six additional knives in two separate cases.

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