Well, we spent the month of January on my dad’s Farm in Mississippi. We enjoyed a rainy but mostly 50 to 60 degree month while Cape Cod enjoyed the teens and twenties. It allowed us to get a lot of work done and we ended up with a new dog Mr Jack Mittens who just showed up on the farm the first week and never left us. So two dogs, two large men and the full knife shop axles and differential for the company Suburban and all our supplies and clothing for a month squeezed into a Kia Soul and just spent 24 hours on the road to get back here.
This week we plan a cleaning and reset on our shop. Fixing our work truck with the aforementioned axles and diff. Get our knives nicely photographed and listed on line. Once listed I will post links and info about our new partner in online sales. We think it will be great!
Ok, one more chance to get a Cape Cod Cutlery product before Christmas. We will be at Cape Cod Beer Merry Market on Saturday form 11-4 our inventory is limited but we have a couple of oyster knives and a handful of our 6 inch chefs and a few other random knives. Come on down and help us blow out last years inventory so we can start with a clean slate in 2019!!
We would love to keep taking them but we can not. We thank you all for making this our best year yet and we hope to make 2019 even better. The shop is getting cold though and we are at the end of our workable season out there. We should have all the special orders finished and shipped out by the end of next week then we will be looking forward to a much needed break. We have been straight out 8 days a week since May and as much as we love it, we are tired. We look forward to getting out there again starting in February when we start pounding the steel and the pavement again. Have a great holidays! See you next year!
We are thankful for all the wonderful people who have been supportive of us and bought knives and let us sharpen their knives and tools this year. Our year is winding down. We have a few special order slots left before Christmas. We will be at Wilmington at the Shriner’s Convention Center for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and No Gimmick Sunday. Dec 1st and 2nd we will be in Hyannis at Love Local Fest and Dec 7th and 8th at the Big E Fair Grounds in Springfield Ma for our last gun show of the year. Then we are on working vacation till February when we might be seen locally at some Cape Cod Beer Winter Markets.
From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you and continuing to serve you next year and for many years to come.
Hit the link above to find out all about Cape Cod Beer’s Shuck a celebration of Oysters and Beer. Live music, beer,wine, cider, raw shellfish, grilled cheese sandwiches, local conservation and farmers and Us!! Does it get any better? I don’t think so.
The “Wellfleet boys” got to try out our knives said they were solid and just as good as anything else they had used only a whole lot prettier. It was nice seeing the rubber handled commercial knives sitting in the ice and guys using our knives to open thousands of oysters all day long. We got to check out lots of Oyster shucking competitors knives and learn way more about oyster knives then we ever thought possible. We will be tweaking our oyster knives a bit. We will still offer the traditional Boston Stabber but we will be making a shorter version with a New Haven tip called the Barnstable Poker and we will make a long version of the new haven tip as well. Also going forward we will be making them all from AEB-L stainless as we have been really impressed with bench testing of the temper by bending tips in a vise without breaking. We feel the heat treat in the kiln is very repeatable and will give us the strongest most reliable tips we can get. We also had many requests for a clam knife so will be making a clam knife as well.