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
Out first Show of the year will be Sat 11 to 3 at Cape Gun Works in Hyannis. Come on down and check out the cool knives we have been making over the past few months.
I absolutely love the look and feel of these deer jawbone knives we have made a few in the past and boy are they fun. I got a hold of some nice ones look forward to making some more.
Just found this digging through photos thought it was super colorful. Thought maybe I would send it out to brighten peoples day.
Customer special order. Lobster Bouy Shucker Engraved by our buffy Phil over at East Coast Trophy. Give him some love in these tough times. If you need anything engraved or personalized he is the man.
A Customer ordered a set of dark green and a set of light green dyed and spalted tamarind handles. Steak knife sets were also ordered. We took them to the beach for a photo shoot.
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.
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.