you have not heard from me in a couple of months. My business
doubled last year, and my two Incredible Year-End Offers
depleted the majority of my inventory. During all of January I was
going "full-throttle," forging new knives for my inventory and filling
custom orders as well.
working on a lot of really exciting projects, some
of which I'll be able to reveal to you over the next couple of months.
These are very exciting times for Carter Cutlery. I'm so glad to be
able to share the excitement with you.
than 200,000 combined views of our YouTube video
entries, our world-wide exposure has grown exponentially in the past
six months. We now have over 330
subscribers to our YouTube account which
entitles them to be notified whenever we come out with new video
footage. In our effort to continue as leaders in the cutlery industry,
we recently filmed and released two new entries: "World
Record Kuro-uchi Speed Forging" and "Shaving
with a Machete."
Kuro-uchi Speed Forging" was filmed with the
intention of demonstrating
how fast raw materials can be transformed into a functional
knife when one has the unique distinction of completing close
to 14,000 blades in his lifetime. However, I feel the need to emphasize
that when I make knives for my discerning customers, a LOT more time
than just 35 minutes goes into them to make them perfect.
with a Machete" was my first-ever effort
at shaving with a
blade better suited for chopping limbs off trees.
The shavings starts out a little awkward, but then I get the hang of it
and I complete a very tidy shave. A little insiders tip for your
viewing pleasure -- watch the nervous twitch in my left eyebrow as I
shave the sensitive hairs under my nose. It'll make you laugh!
for 2009!! The New MOAB,
"Mother Of All Blades" Quintessential Survival
back to the first few years of my bladesmithing apprenticeship, these
knives are created the old-fashioned way by forge-welding a
core of Hitachi high-carbon steel (1.2%) between two
outer layers of Gokunantetsu. They are all about performance,
and at 64 Rockwell hardness, they cut as good as my
best kitchen knives do. These knives would be great all-around
daily-use knives that you could even press into shaving duty if you had
Offered in three different configurations, the
opportunity exists for you to try your hand at putting one of these
fantastic blades together yourself.
as a knife with handle and leather sheath - $495
as a kit with wood for the handle and leather to make your
own sheath - $395
and sharpened blade only, for your spring "Handy Man" project
also offer a 25% discount on any second blade or kit purchased.
Announcing Two New Series Of
response to the numerous requests for me to custom forge SFGZ
(Stainless Fukugozai) blades and attach High Grade Ebony or Ho wood
handles, I have decided to officially offer a new line of cutlery...
Introducing the SFGZ-EH (Ebony Handle)
Series and SFGZ-HH
(Ho Wood Handle) Series knives!
The prices of these knives
will be as follows:
White Steel - $40/sun (over 6.5 sun - $47/sun)
Blue Super Steel - $45/sun (over 6.5 sun - $59/sun)
As you can see, Carter
Cutlery is poised to double
it's business again in 2009. I look forward to sharing the stories, my
great knives, and lot's of "Exchange In Abundance" offers with you
If you have anything you'd like to talk
about, give us a call at either number below. I'm looking forward to
serving you all again in 2009.