Ok! We are back from a week of medieval madness and ready to jump back in to the farmers market thing!! Our brother Tiernan was elevated to a Master of Arms and in the picture the Queen is holding the ax we made him for the ceremony. We will be at Cape Cod Beer on Friday. Come check us out and bring your dull knives to be sharpened.
So I try to make handles of my Seax interesting. There are not many surviving handles in archaeology finds so I try and put my place in the life of a viking . I imagine the viking ship splitting the waves and flying fish scattering in front of the bow. Though found in all oceans they tend to be more abundant in warmer waters. I guess my viking was one of the ones who ranged far south. The shape of it inspired a fish and so the wood burner added that bit of extra to the maple handle. It even has a small purple heart inlay in the top with the watchful eye of Odin.
In an effort to continue our repurposed wood pursuits we took some off cuts from the TF Woodcraft cutting boards we sell and made a knife handle out of it. The results were pretty stunning. Expect to see some kitchen knives in the future with a similar look.
We will be at Love Live Locals Local Fest! Yay! This is our first big exposure at a festival like this so we are really excited. You can continue to find us at Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market Fri July 29th and Fri the 5th of August before heading to Pennsic Pennsylvania for a week of knife sales and medieval combat! We will then be back at Cape Cod Beer Aug 19th and through out the rest of the farmers market season.
Come on by Cape Cod Beer tomorrow for live music, beer and us!!! Come check out our newest folding knives and our new Scandies that would make Leif Erikson green with envy. As usual we will be able to sharpen your kitchen knives on the spot while you enjoy an ice cold beer. Yes those are bottle openers on some of the knives!!
The weather was hot at the Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market and people seemed to stay home where it was cool instead of drinking beer in the sun . However the day was not a complete loss we sharpened some knives and sold a couple of knives. We had our newest folders on display as well as a new damascus paring knife. Matt from TF Woodcraft was with us with his amazing cutting boards and kitchen utensils. Slow Food Cape Cod on facebook also gave us a mention yesterday when they saw us at the Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market so one good turn deserves another. We love the slow food movement. People need to get back to making food from scratch instead of eating processed and fast food which is garbage. You can check out their site at http://slowfoodcapecod.org/
We will be once again at the Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market on Friday from 3-6pm. Stop by and let us sharpen your Asian or European kitchen knife for a mere 50 cents and inch. Restore that factory fresh edge today! Then you too can stab trees like this deer jaw bone handle knife. Cause why not?
This week we sold knives at the Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market and at the Society for Creative Anachronism event Great North Eastern War with our friend TF Wood Craft.
This is our latest design in friction folders. It is brass and ebony with a piece of Alabama Damascus steel. Every piece of it is hand tooled to shape. It is quite a bit of work, but the end result is worth it.
We’re bringing back a 9th century knockout! The seax was the common sidearm of Vikings and Saxon warriors. This knife is a great chopper and stabber. I good nautical knife for rope and knots or blazing a trail and splitting wood. Whatever your needs, bring out the modern Viking inside you.
Three new knives were born this week.. The first is a dirk that was repurposed from an old replica Napoleonic saber we had kicking around. It sports a lace wood handle and antler spacers with a brass end cap. The next is a hunter with an ebony handle and a brass liner with brass pins and lanyard loop. It is made of 1095 steel. The smallest knife of the bunch is made from Alabama Damascus with a cocobolo handle and green liner with brass pins.