Available Knives: 29 March, 2020
Ok, folks. I hope you’re finding a way, that you’re safe and living with care and forethought, that your loved ones are safe and taking care of themselves and each other. We’re 16 days into lockdown here, doing our best to keep the world out and the cobwebs clear. I love a quiet shop, maybe why I work so often at night after everyone’s in bed. I can still get lost in the work, at the grinder or sanding at the vise, after I’ve been at it a couple hours, and turning off the machine or lifting my head feels like coming out of a dream. I’ll hang onto that as long as I can, and keep making these things because it’s the one thing I’m really good at. And I hope they bring a sliver of joy, the fact that they’re coming into the world and that I’m putting all I’ve got into them. It’s a very small thing, and seems smaller now than ever, but there it is. Here’s what I’ve made the last two weeks, from left to right:
...that’s a Journeyman 180 in 52100 carbon steel and maple, with red, white and black G10 liners and white, black and steel mosaic pins ($650), a Journeyman 210 in 52100 and maple, with orange and grey G10 liners and orange, steel and brass mosaic pins ($750—Sold), a Journeyman 180 in AEB-L stainless and ironwood, with blue and white G10 liners and white, steel and brass mosaic pins ($650), a Prospect 120 in AEB-L and black, white and gold G10, with white, steel and brass mosaic pins ($450), a Prospect 210 in AEB-L and maple, with orange and gold G10 liners and orange, steel and brass mosaic pins ($750), a Journeyman 120 in AEB-L and red, yellow, forest and black G10, with yellow, steel and brass mosaic pins ($450), a Journeyman 180 in AEB-L and black, green and yellow G10, with yellow, steel and brass mosaic pins ($650–Sold), a Journeyman 210 in AEB-L and ironwood, with red, yellow and black G10 liners and red and steel mosaic pins ($750), and a Journeyman 120 in AEB-L and ebony, with blue and grey G10 liners and blue and steel mosaic pins ($450).
All of those mosaic pins were made the the artist Sally Martin of Provision Forge in Oregon, and these all will leave here with sayas made by me for each. A couple auxiliary notes: the number in the name of each piece is that blade’s length, from tip to heel, in mm; and as long as I’m healthy I’ll be putting new stuff up here every other Sunday at 5pm—so the next wall will be on 4/12, Easter Sunday.
Email me if one should be headed your way, and take care of yourselves folks, your minds as well as your bodies. There is a far side of this thing and we will indeed get there—stay strong, and find something every day that makes you smile.