This combination of knife and marlin spike is reminiscent of the tools of 17th and 18th century, when tall ships of wood manned by men of iron plied the oceans. The sheep’s foot design of the blade is relatively safe on a tossing deck as it is hard to drop through your foot or boat. It has a razor edge to make fast work of rope and a marlin spike to help with the knots and splicing. Both are tied to the sheath with lanyards so they don’t fall overboard. Handle made of teak and brass for a nautical feel. Blade 1095 high carbon steel.
Tom and Fred spent Father’s Day out fishing and cleaned their catch with an ebony handled filet knife and scaled the fish with the bait cutting knife Tom uses as his personal knife, which is a vinegar patina 1095 blade with redwood burl and mosaic pins. Happy fathers day to us!!
I’m so excited to be part of #CapeCodBeerFarmersMarket ! We’ll be there May 27 from 3-6…live music with Johnny Fonasaro, cold beer (or wine) in the beer garden, cornhole, hotdog truck – fun!
Custom Filet knife for Father’s Day with etched initials and Mahogany handle with brass pins and yellow fiber liner and custom dangler sheath. Blade is stainless and sharp like a razor. Ready for the big stripped bass!!!
A new blade today. 1095 steel, African Black Wood, Elk Antler, Brass and a mosaic pin.
Ivan and Tom man the table at out second Farmers Market at Cape Cod Beer.
The weather was nice today and we had some time so we lit the forge to heat treat some blades and to anneal (soften) some old files so we can turn them into knives.
In these pictures we are drawing out the tang of a Damascus Viking knife for a friend of ours. The tang will come out the end of a elk antler and be bent into a small lanyard hook.
Cape Cod Cutlery is pleased to announce a new partnership with T. F. Woodcraft. This local business based out of Rochester, MA produced high quality beautiful woodwork utilizing repurposed wood remnants from manufacturing.
While T. F. Woodcraft creates many different products, the natural pairing for us at Cape Cod Cutlery are their stunning cutting boards and wooden kitchen utensils. Look for these products at our table at the next Cape Cod Beer Farmer’s Market.
Did you know that many of our knives are made from old, repurposed files? The metal in files happens to be very high quality high carbon steel. We shape them and forge them and give them a new life. Sometimes leaving the filemarks on the face of the blade can add an interesting aesthetic dimension.
Most of these old files are close to a hundred years old or more and are sitting around in basements and garages and farmhouses. Have an old file laying around the house and want a custom built knife from a tool that may have been used by your grandparents? We can give it a new purpose.
About 95% of the wood we use in our knife handles is small wood off-cuts from Southeastern New England woodworkers that would otherwise be burned or tossed out as scrap. We have developed relationships with several professional woodworkers to pick up their scrap pieces on a regular basis.
Check us out at Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market Fridays 3-6 at Cape Cod Beer #capecodbeerfarmersmarket. We had a great first day lots of stuff to think about and great ideas from our customers.
We will also be sharpening knives. Bring your dull kitchen knives get them back razor sharp. Only $5.00 per knife while you wait and have a beer. Asian and European and American blades all sharpened.