Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mosaic Damascus Bolsters

Received two sets of bolsters from Anthony Metsala who creates his own Mosaic Damascus making it available to others and for his own knives.   I can't wait to give them over to a knifemaker for incorporation into the bolsters of a knife, here is a picture of one of the two sets, check them out.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Knife Shows

As a collector and purveyor of Custom Knives I encourage anyone interested in the hobby to try to attend a knife show.  Looking at knives in magazines or online is fine but the actual fit and finish of a knife cannot be seen or felt or appreciated without holding the knife.  Talking with knifemakers and knowledgable purveyors is a great education and will enhance one's appreciation of the hobby.  Great knife shows are held all throughout the U.S. and an internet search will turn up many opportunities.  The biggest and best knife show is around the corner, the Blade Show, is June 10, 11 & 12, 2011.  If your truly into knives it is worth considering planning a vacation around this show.  I will be there, table 9F.