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Deer Jawbones!!

We made a deer jawbone knife two years ago.  We had a lot of response to it and we came across another one and low and behold as soon as we found the bone a local artist who had wanted the one we made before showed up asking about one.  We let her know that as it just so happens we had a jaw bone and now it is ready to go help her in her artistic pursuits.   It is made of 1095 steel and sinew.


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Cub scouts!

We just had a pack of Webelo scouts come over for a knife making demo.  We showed them our operation and Tom made a smiths knife in about a half an hour to show them some of the basics of smithing.  It was pretty cool being able to share what we do with scouts.  I was a scout myself and we never had any field trips like that that I can remember.   There may be other packs that want to come see us in the future.  It is pretty cool being a local cultural resource.

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Sheaths of Wood.

I made another Kuhkri sheath recently for my friend Pat who had a great old military Kuhkri with out a sheath.  It turned out all right.   Today I had a lady come in who had just bough a very nice Shun 7 inch chef knife and she wanted a protective sheath. She had seen us at Love Local fest and thought we could help.  I had been wanting to try making one like I had seen before on Japanese chef knives with a locking pin that keeps the knife from falling out.  I decided to give it a try.  It was a lot of work and not something I think I want to make a lot of but here  it is, my first effort. Apologies to Shun for my quick and dirty mock up I did not want to mess up her brand new knife so after a quick trace I gave it back.  It is made of paduk with an iron wood spacer. Once I get a smaller drill bit the brass pin will be tied to the sheath so it does not get lost.


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Our Outdoor line!!

We debuted our new line of outdoor and bushcraft knives at the Wilmington gun show and it was met with a really great response.  So I wanted to show you pictures.


Of course there are the filet knives.


Then there are the fighters.


We next have the drop tip skinners.


The small hunter outdoor bushcraft design.


Top left we have our new pistol grip skinner a very well thought out knife for skinning. on the bottom we have the Gentlman’s knife which is an elegant knife similar to Victorian surgeons knives. guess who used them other than Victorian surgeons?  Top right to choppers made from 74 Ford Truck leaf springs.


Here is a picture of our Large Bush craft next to our small bushcraft and our drop tip skinner for comparison.  We had sold out of those by the time I got to the show.  It is a really nice knife that always sells fast. 20171112_085321

Last but not least our Bird and Trout knives on the far right and to the left of them knives made from 100 year old plus files.  They are nice small game and utility knives.

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We upgraded ! Now offering online sales!

Well we finally did it and upgraded our account to a business account so we can open up our site to online sales.  We are not used to it yet and are learning.  We have listed a few items now but more will come and hopefully we will figure out how to fix the format so that the store page is centered.   We should get it into full swing in time for December.

In other news had a great time at our first gun show picked up a few special orders an we will be busy in the next week stabilizing some new wood and working on getting things ready for Cape Cod Beer on the 25th of November and and Brewster for the Holidays Dec 2nd and Live Local on Dec 3 in Dennis.

LLF Holiday 2017

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Kuhkri Revisited!


If you remember our earlier story of the 40 year old Kuhkri that had followed an English gent all the way from Nepal to Nantucket you will remember that we rehandled and cleaned up the blade.  At the time the customer did not want us to make him a new sheath but the now very sharp kuhkri kept falling out of the old sheath and cutting the customer.   His old military sheath was splintered into a half dozen pieces and held together only by a torn and ragged leather shell.   I dissected the old sheath and traced the wooden sides and spine onto an old cherry barn board. I cut them out and sanded them to the right size and shape the epoxied the spine to the the sides.  I then found some garment weight leather and after gluing the strip of leather used as a belt band to the sheath I covered the whole sheath in spray on glue and wrapped it in the thin leather.  I replaced the cap on the bottom and even fabricated a brass staple and hammered it in the same as the original.  The final step was to stitch it up the back side with some waxed thread.  It was a great experience and now I have a commission for another sheath for my friend Pat’s military kuhkri that came back with an old soldier who got it from a Gurka soldier.  It is a real work of art and I will show you the final product when it is done.


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Christmas Spectacular!!

LLF Holiday 2017

Well it is just a month away from that time of year again!  That is right Love Local Fest!! This was the first big show we did a year ago and it was fantastic. Come help celebrate our one year mark of selling to the public.  We will have so much great inventory at reasonable prices.  Cutlery is one of the few gifts people will use at least once a day and think of the person who got them this great tool they use constantly.  So come get the gift that keeps on giving that they will rave about for years!