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.
WE will be in PTown tomorrow and Chatham on Tuesday then Wednesday we are heading to Blade Atlanta!! We have a table this year and it is super exciting!!
We just added a last minute show. Sunday we will be at the Boston “Baked” show. It is not a Pot Fest it is a baked goods and pastry food show. Yum!!! I guess I will be starting my diet next week. This is our first show with New England Open Markets and we hope to be in their Holiday shows in December. Here is a link to the event it should be off the hook. The dough hook that is…. https://www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/events
This weekend kicks off the official start of our summer season. Come Join us at Brewster in Bloom Saturday and Sunday at Cape Sea Camps in Brewster. It is rain or shine event and it always rains. We will be trying to stay dry.
That is right folks! Saturday and Sunday we will be a the Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association show in Mystic CT.
NCCA 38th. Annual NCCA Extravaganza Knife Show
Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT – (860-446-2600)
Exit 88 I-95 CT–117 North
Show hours: 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-3pm Sunday
We will be at Cape Cod Beers Winter Market tomorrow 11-4 !!! Come on down and check out all the new custom stuff as well as the great variety of production stuff. As always 20% discount for law enforcement, active and veteran military and teachers!!!