This Shipshewana Flea Market Booth is “Sharp”

Post Date: Sep 04, 2020

This vendor has been taking care of customer's cutlery needs at Shipshewana Flea Market since 2002.

Janet Wiggins, aka “The Smiling Knife Lady” sells quality Cutco products with her sister, Jane, who have sold and acquired the family booth that they helped their parents with since 1980.

Pictured above is Janet Wiggins, Cutco Cutlery vendor at Shipshewana Flea Market in Booth #847

Janet started her Flea Market career helping her parents out when she was a teenager selling rubber stamps which her sister Jane has continued offering. She still stocks all kinds of custom stamps, stamps with names and a huge variety of fun designs for creative crafts and scrapbooking.

Janet recalls the days when their family loaded stuff up in the van and they set up and tore down tables every day of the market for years, but now calls one of Shipshewana Flea Market’s permanent buildings her office in Amish Country.

Her booth, located near Gate 19, #847 carries USA made braided rugs, notepads, the family stamps and a variety of other items, but Janet’s main thrust is Cutco Cutlery.

When she began selling Cutco, it was just going to be seasonal, but when she really learned about the product, she fell in love and with the guarantee and high quality, she sells it full time at festivals and events, but mainly Shipshewana Flea Market each May through September.

As a certified Cutco specialist, she also provides a great free service to her customers and sharpens Cutco knives right at her space. So even if you didn’t purchase your particular Cutco knife from her, she’ll be happy to take care of your sharpening needs. (And she won’t mind if you shop for more at her space when you need something else to add to your collection.)

More than her knife sharpening skills, you won’t find a friendlier representative in the Cutco family. She’ll help you decide what product would best suit you and she’ll have you smiling right along with her whether you make a purchase on your visit or not!

Janet’s Cutco TOP 3 List:

  • The Trimmer, an all purpose utility size is great for trimming fat off meat, slicing tomatoes, opening boxes, whatever your day-to-day cutting needs.
  • Steak Knives, are great for chicken, steak, or pork chops.
  • Super Shears, amazing kitchen shears that come apart for easy cleaning and can cut virtually anything… chicken bones, pennies, oh and the occasional out-of-control hair from time to time.)

Cutco has so many products to offer and others include garden tools, barbecue tools, hunting/sporting knives, and cookware. They even have some great recipes to highlight your own knife skills.


  • Sell a product you love and support.
  • Don’t give up easily, be persistent and build your client base.
  • Repeat customers come back year-after-year, and that takes time.
  • Create lasting relationships with your customers.

The smiling knife lady would love to welcome you at her booth and share some amazing tips for using Cutco in your life and would love to have you visit. She can’t wait to see her customers’ excitement with each purchase and will give you a friendly “have a knife day” whether you’re buying or browsing.

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