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Women-run pocket knife business brings feminine touch to industry

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Brighten Blades takes inspiration from positive phrases to make knives designed for women.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Diane Carver and her three daughters, from left, Kimi Jensen, Kristy McClellan and Katie Mecham design and sell pocket knives for women under the name Brighten Blades, Aug. 26, 2021.

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You can’t just paint a knife pink and say it was designed for women. At least that’s what Diane Carver and her daughters set out to prove when launching their business, Brighten Blades.

Inspired by hopeful words, such as “resilient” and “dream,” the designs of the Brighten Blades knives are colorful with whimsical patterns. But don’t let the cheeriness fool you, it’s still a quality knife, Carver said.

Carver, who has worked in the knife industry for more than 20 years, brought her…

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