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We are making babies in our shop!!

In our nut and bolt bin in the shop a pair of sparrows took up residence. We have seen them flying in and out of the shop during the day and about two weeks ago we found they were building a nest. Today I heard a chirping and when they flew out to find food I took a peak and we have babies!! Cape Cod Cutlery, we make and sharpen knives! We also raise sparrows. lol

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Whaling Hooks

We had the super odd but cool request for Japanese whaling hooks. The organization responsible for whale necropsy in the area needed whaling hooks to help with their job of performing post mortems on washed up whales. They however are and anti whaling organization so the Japanese would not sell to them and they would not purchase them from the Japanese whaleling industry for obvious reasons. So with the help of Barnstable Bat and the village blacksmith Mark Grenier we put together some hooks. So if you know anyone in the country in the same predicament and in need of whaling accessories let them know.

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Stacked Birch!

I love birch. It is the best wood. It is sooooo useful. Among its almost endless uses is in knife handles. Stacked birch is warm and beautiful and is probably my favorite technique for hidden handle tang knives. It is messy and we do not make many non full tang knives so I do not get much chance to make them. I ended up holding onto these sliver bolster and end cap sets which were a fairly expensive impulse buys early on in our knife making when we were making lots of Scandie style knives. Finally I decided to do something with them. Blade is damascus. handle is birch bark , malachite and faux ivory. Enjoy! There will be another in 1095 coming in the near future.