As I prepare knives for a long awaited newsletter, I often wonder about who is or isn't being served by my work. Who gets to indulge in the hand made world? There was a point in history that we were all afforded the right to own handmade objects - as they were the only option. We live in a world where I believe the real national deficit is human connection. What connects me to anything else? My food? My land? My animals? It's the human touch. Relocating is stressful for someone like me who damn near believes I have physical roots in the Earth below me - but the relief happens when I visit and talk with the famers who grow my food. I believe fulfillment is found in this connection and I want to give people the opportunity to NOT go to a box store to purchase their next do-all knife.
This is the second time I've put a few of these out, though it has always been my intention to make knives by hand from recycled materials that many people can afford. I've been enjoying my journey in knife making, pushing myself to whatever next level is calling, but sometimes it's the basics that need tending to. I am finally in a place to distinguish between different finishes, build qualities and processes. This line of knives takes inspiration from my earliest work, and by stripping down the process, I can sell them for a fraction of the price.
As I will use scraps from around my shop for the blades and handles, I will not be accepting orders for these knives as they will exist as time and materials allow and they will be available as they are completed. Drawing on the idea that one day our civilization will be judged based on what we throw out and what we do with our trash, the Heritage Series strives to make resourcefulness a part of our Heritage. What would future generations think about some of our habits? Let me know your thoughts on this whole idea... drop me email: firstname.lastname@example.org