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Our Outdoor line!!

We debuted our new line of outdoor and bushcraft knives at the Wilmington gun show and it was met with a really great response.  So I wanted to show you pictures.

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Of course there are the filet knives.

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Then there are the fighters.

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We next have the drop tip skinners.

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The small hunter outdoor bushcraft design.

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Top left we have our new pistol grip skinner a very well thought out knife for skinning. on the bottom we have the Gentlman’s knife which is an elegant knife similar to Victorian surgeons knives. guess who used them other than Victorian surgeons?  Top right to choppers made from 74 Ford Truck leaf springs.

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Here is a picture of our Large Bush craft next to our small bushcraft and our drop tip skinner for comparison.  We had sold out of those by the time I got to the show.  It is a really nice knife that always sells fast. 20171112_085321

Last but not least our Bird and Trout knives on the far right and to the left of them knives made from 100 year old plus files.  They are nice small game and utility knives.

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We upgraded ! Now offering online sales!

Well we finally did it and upgraded our account to a business account so we can open up our site to online sales.  We are not used to it yet and are learning.  We have listed a few items now but more will come and hopefully we will figure out how to fix the format so that the store page is centered.   We should get it into full swing in time for December.

In other news had a great time at our first gun show picked up a few special orders an we will be busy in the next week stabilizing some new wood and working on getting things ready for Cape Cod Beer on the 25th of November and and Brewster for the Holidays Dec 2nd and Live Local on Dec 3 in Dennis.

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Kuhkri Revisited!

 

If you remember our earlier story of the 40 year old Kuhkri that had followed an English gent all the way from Nepal to Nantucket you will remember that we rehandled and cleaned up the blade.  At the time the customer did not want us to make him a new sheath but the now very sharp kuhkri kept falling out of the old sheath and cutting the customer.   His old military sheath was splintered into a half dozen pieces and held together only by a torn and ragged leather shell.   I dissected the old sheath and traced the wooden sides and spine onto an old cherry barn board. I cut them out and sanded them to the right size and shape the epoxied the spine to the the sides.  I then found some garment weight leather and after gluing the strip of leather used as a belt band to the sheath I covered the whole sheath in spray on glue and wrapped it in the thin leather.  I replaced the cap on the bottom and even fabricated a brass staple and hammered it in the same as the original.  The final step was to stitch it up the back side with some waxed thread.  It was a great experience and now I have a commission for another sheath for my friend Pat’s military kuhkri that came back with an old soldier who got it from a Gurka soldier.  It is a real work of art and I will show you the final product when it is done.

 

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Christmas Spectacular!!

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Well it is just a month away from that time of year again!  That is right Love Local Fest!! This was the first big show we did a year ago and it was fantastic. Come help celebrate our one year mark of selling to the public.  We will have so much great inventory at reasonable prices.  Cutlery is one of the few gifts people will use at least once a day and think of the person who got them this great tool they use constantly.  So come get the gift that keeps on giving that they will rave about for years!

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We have been busy!

Some new stuff out of the shop this week.  We have a set of 8 steak knives with stand for a custom order.  They are made of 1095 steel with cocobolo and marble wood handles the stand/drawer tray is made of cherry.   Next on the right we have a paring knife with a stabilized maple burl handle.  In the middle we have our large bushcraft knife with a bacote handle.  On the bottom we have two of our drop tip skinners with Bolivian Rosewood handles and orange g10 liner.  The one on the bottom has a bolster of dyed and stabilized tamarind.

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Great Weekend!!

The weather was stunning in Chatham and Brewster this week.  We also met a lady who is friends with the Chatham Cheese Company.  She introduced us and now they will be carrying our small cheeseboards with paring/cheese knives.  This is great because this means we now are in two stores on the Cape.  Starting the beginning of the summer Cape Cod Beer was awesome enough to set up a display of our oyster knives.  We will be approaching a few other fantastic retailers over the winter and into the spring as well.

The special orders are starting to trickle in right now as well. We are working on finishing up a special order of 8 steak knives.  We are also taking files that belonged to a customers father and she is having us make knives for her five siblings for Christmas.  What an awesome idea!  These are the kind of projects we do all the time that bring us real joy.

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Online Sales

We are often asked if we sell online.  We are in the process of setting up a Woo commerce site that will allow people access to our full line of wares.  We also have listings of kitchen knives on our Etsy store. We are also listed on Amazon Hand Made Market Place.

The following are also Ebay listings that are current.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/302487295783?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/302487301882?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/302487307700?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/302487310553?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

For now you can also email us and tell us what you  want or see us at upcoming shows listed under our schedule.

 

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Yarmouth Seaside Festival!!!

Come join us in Yarmouth for the Seaside Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 10-5.  Come see our biggest friction folder yet and over 40 other knives we made for this event.

Here it is. 9 1/2 inches over all.  Damascus with aircraft aluminum frame and stabilized and dyed, spalted tamarind and camel bone. It is pretty and awesome, making it pretty awesome.

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Wood Stabilizing!!

So the dye and resin bubbled away for 3.5 hours.  When it stopped. I left it to soak for 7 hours. Then I drained the fluid off and wrapped each piece in aluminum foil.  Baked it at 200 degrees for 3 hours and there you have it a formally soft piece of wood now impervious to everything and nigh indestructible.   The only down side is I dyed it blue but it turned out green. I was told that might happen with yellowish woods so it is ok.  IT looks a bit like malachite.   I think it will look nice. It has been a long day of stabilizing so  I will clean off the rest of them tomorrow and maybe show off the nicer ones.