Available Knives: 17 December, 2017
And that, folks, is a wrap on 2017. It’s been a tough one—injuries, greenhorns, dropped valves. But then there’s Mick, and 210’s, and aluminum heads, Julia’s third novel and sumi-e painting. Right now there’s a bunch of makers of all kinds of awesome things showing off and selling their work in the shop right below me as I watch the Bills beat up on the Dolphins. Doesn’t get a lot better than that. So it didn’t stay straight without a fight, but it’s been another hell of a year. And thank you for making it so. I hope you enjoy this last offering of 2017, and we’ll see you all in the new year! Left to right:
...that’s a Journeyman 120 in 1095 carbon steel and orange and white-striped black G10, with orange, steel and brass pins ($350—Sold), a Journeyman 240 in 52100 carbon steel and funky maple, with blue and black liners and blue, black and steel mosaic pins ($750—Sold), an Osaka Journeyman 240 in cladded Hitachi Blue #2 steel and spalted maple, with a blue detail ($750—Sold. Email if you’d like info on the collaboration that’s led to these Osaka knives), a Journeyman 210 in 52100 and spalted maple, with green and black liners and green, steel and brass mosaic pins ($650—Sold), a Prospect 120 in AEB-L stainless and rayed oak, with pink and white liners and pink, steel and brass mosaic pins ($350—Sold), a Prospect 240 in AEB-L and grey, red and black G10, with red, black and steel mosaic pins ($750—Sold), and an Osaka Journeyman 180 in cladded Hitachi Blue #2 and spalted maple, with white detail ($550—Sold).
All of that wood comes from just up the hill from my place upstate, and all of those fantastic pins were made by Sally Martin of Provision Forge in Oregon. These all come with sayas and new stuff goes up here on Sundays. I’ll be resting up over the holiday but back at it right after and the first new wall of 2018 will go up 1/7.
Send me over an email if one of these belongs with you or yours, and Merry Christmas folks!