20 Apr

Weekend Wrap-up, Updates and More

I had a lot of fun this past weekend at the Eastern Pennsylvania Knife Collectors Association 2015 show. Aside from meeting some great customers I got to chew the fat, swap stories and tricks with knife makers Greg Dash, Jim Siska, Adam Fink and Bill Odor. Made a few dealer contacts as well and perhaps I’ll get some exposure through shows I cant attend through them. This weekend was really about networking more than it was about filling my wallet and I have to say that each knife maker, dealer and customer I had the opportunity to talk with brought something new to my table. Thanks again to everyone, truly loved the show!

This was the first actual knife show I’ve shown my work at and being awarded Best in Show was a true surprise and honour. It’s awesome to be recognized by your peers and customers alike for what you do.

I’ll be updating the website this evening with new products but in the meantime I’ve returned the store online. There is a small chance I may put a table at the Mason-Dixon Show this coming weekend for a day, need to make some phone calls and I’ll update the site with news when I know!

18 Apr

An unexpected event..

Day one of the Eastern Pennsylvania Knife Collectors Association Show 2015 is wrapping up. Decent day for an indoor show despite it being absolutely beautiful out. Made a few sales, shook a lot of hands, met a lot of great customers and friendly dealers alike. However, I wasnt expecting this.. I was awarded best in show! Speechless, flabbergasted, no small amount of pride and grateful are just some of the emotions I’m experiencing at the moment! Thank you all – I hope to see you back again tomorrow!

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17 Apr

A before shot..

This is all the new blades for this weekend with the scales and liners cut. Next I epoxied the liner to the scales and clamped them to set up before affixing a scale to each handle, letting it cure, drill my pin holes and then repeating with the remaining scale.

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17 Apr

Down the stretch!

Everything is roughed out at this point. Taking a short break, running an errand for my wife and then its back to sanding. Once thats done I get to go home and start the leather working. 🙂