September is the month to catch our breath and start gearing up for the big holiday season. We are almost caught up on special orders as well and working hard to take advantage of this slow month to get on top of them. This month we say good bye to our Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market this Friday. We said good bye to our Brewster Historical Society Farmers Market last week. We will still be at Sandwich and Chatham on Tuesdays through middle of October and Even though Ptown goes till November after September we will be there sporadically due to massive Christmas shows That demand all our presence.
This month we will be at Live Local Fest in Hyannis at the end of the month and at the brand new Bow To Stern Williams Street Festival In New Bedford.
This quirky little chef knife was designed by us to fulfill several roles of different Asian styles knives we liked. The result is a unique small knife with some rock and chop a tiny bit Chinese cleaver meets rocking veggie knife. IT is thick and tough enough to make a good meat processing knife or good for crushing garlic and mincing herbs. It proved to be a big hit and is now back in stock we will have limited quantities this weekend at Ptown and Brewster Farmers Market and Hyannis Craft festival on the Green.
We are overwhelmed with special custom orders at the moment. We want to get them done in a timely fashion and we do not want to lose any in the shuffle. Right now we need to be working on knives to fill the tables for the big holiday show we have booked. We hope this does not inconvenience anyone. We will probably be taking commission work again starting end of December. Thank you for your patience and continued support.
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Every summer the Cape gets many British tourists. They come out to the farmers markets and craft fairs that we attend. They look at our knives and admire them and want to buy them but I know the exact thing they will say as soon as I hear the sound of their voice. With a beaten and dejected look they say “These are really beautiful but we are not allowed to have knives any more.” I relate how the one 2-3 inch folding knife we made that a lady shipped to her husband in England got confiscated by customs, so we understand. They often relate how now people are using acid and axes and hammers to kill one another now. Funny how banning a tool that can be used for killing never stops killing. People will always find a way. There was plenty of killing back when all we had were rock and stick. Be happy you live in a country where as a citizen you have rights not privileges. Our ancestors fought a war and died for those rights. Almost every week a sad British subject reminds me of this and I am glad I was born here in this great country. Happy Fourth of July everyone.
We would like to introduce you to Bushcraft Dad! Who is Bushcraft Dad you ask? Well he is a professional chef and budding bushcraft personality. He is a guy with a love of nature and two young daughters who he takes into the woods surviving, fishing and learning to live off the land. He and his daughters have been using our knives and testing them for us in the field. He will be doing more reviews and testing of our products in the the woods and in the kitchens. He is trying to get a Youtube channel off the ground and document his wilderness adventures and share what he learns along the way. Here is his new Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thebushcraftdad/ If you like bush craft or nature please follow his progress. You can also follow him on Instagram under “the Bushcraft Dad” as well.
We are now in full swing at five farmers markets a week and and a craft show just about every weekend. We are sharpening knives at all of the farmers markets. Please check out our schedule at www,capecodcutlery.com for locations.
We also have an ad in the summer edition of Edible Cape Cod!! Bring the ad to one of our shows and we will give you 20% off your purchase!!! ( Not to be combined with other offers.)
We will be at Arts Alive in Falmouth on the Library green all weekend! We will also be at Ptown Farmers Market and the opening of the Brewster Historical Society Farmers Market on Sunday form 9-1. Also we will be on Tuesday at the Sandwich and Chatham Farmes Markets. We will be sharpening knives at all the farmers markets so bring out your dull cutlery, only .50 cents and inch!!
You may have seen up post our boat knife before with the wooden handles from the USS Constitution. We have decided to bring the knife into regular production after our experience at the Blade Show. Many people held the knife over the weekend and raved about how good it felt and what a nice little EDC it is. That is what we thought as well. The one pictured is handled in Brass and Green Canvas Micarta. This has a forced acid patina and a stone washed finish.