Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with my friend Michael from www.droppointhunter.com The sentiment expressed in his email was just so true to the heart of all of us who are true users,collectors or creators of knives. I will send your responses to him or you can leave comments on his website.
Enough from me here is his email:
We're away this weekend at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh North
Carolina with Wally Gardiner - wouldn't you know it but we are also
experiencing technical difficulties with our camera and photo
software and couldn't release a new knife this week. Instead we
decided to ruminate on our...
Love Affair with Pocket Knives
There is something about a good knife that speaks to our souls in a
primal way. Think about it. The first inventions of man were the
knife, the wheel and fire. These were things man needed and invented
to take control of his own destiny. Things we still need today.
Things we all have in common. Things that became part of every
household everywhere. So if you love knives, you are not alone.
The thing about a pocket knife is that you can put it in your pocket
and nonchalantly take it anywhere. It is hidden and ready for
adventure, and indeed one dreams of adventure with it resting quietly
in wait. These dreams arise from the minds of our prehistoric
ancestors. Primitive man invented the cutting blade from a piece of
rock, by flaking it and hafting it, something that the cutler does
for us now, except that now when a cutler makes a pocket knife, he
assembles all three of those original inventions into one neat little
package. Fire makes knife, wheel sharpens, shapes, and pivots the
blade. It is very elemental, very beautiful, and very, very
A Canal Street Cutlery knife uses materials that add to that feeling
of soul, warm natural woods, horn, antler, bone, tortoise shell,
seashells, and natural linen and canvas. Hafting with timeless
cutlery skills gives them each a life of their own. The Canal Street
mastery of the cutlery craft punctuates the history of man and
knives. From discoveries that changed us from Neanderthals pounding
heavy rocks, to the joy, control and sophistication of a finely
crafted blade, they give us all a whole new world of possibilities.
Their knives inspire the adventure of life with their beauty,
advanced functionality, and durability.
The question is ...how do you feel about fine pocket knives? Do you
deserve to own a pocketknife made of the finest materials, and
crafted by American Master Craftsman? and do you think it arouses
the fire within?
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