Ross Cutlery

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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - After more than 70 years selling knifes from its shop in the Bradbury Building, Ross Cutlery has signed a lease to occupy a larger space a few doors down on the same block of Broadway.

The shop, which sells everything from medieval swords, lances, kitchen knives to scissors, Swiss army knives and antique razors, will open at 324 S. Broadway in March, said co-owner Richard Wattenberg, who owns the business with his brother, Allen, and daughter, Jennifer Velasquez.

It's a short move, prompted by the opportunity to expand from their current 1,800-square-foot space into a store that measures about 6,000 square feet, Wattenberg said.

"We're very cramped where we are, so it's going to work out really good for us," Wattenberg said. "We'll be able to get more items than we have now."

Coming along for the short move is the antique scale that gets wheeled in front of the shop every day.

"Absolutely, it'll be right in front of the new space," Wattenberg said. "It's a landmark."