Dear fellow blade enthusiasts,
With the beginning of daylight savings
time, one can only pray that the long cold winter days are behind us
and the nice warm sunny spring days are here. Spring is the season of
new beginnings, and it is our desire at Carter Cutlery to find new and
exciting ways to further improve our cutlery service to you.
us on the Web!
you have questions about steels, knife-making, or just cutlery in
general? Send us an email and Murray will be happy to answer them for
to know when new products are added to our online store? Just click on
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Our Customers Are Saying...
did a second order for a Whitecrane in blue steel Saturday and as soon
possible I will buy more. Knives are my passion, and after I tried your
Damascus, I must throw away all other blades that I own (because most
of these are just "expensive junk" in comparison). You own a fine art
-- thank you for your work." ---Francesco Pastore
|Shop Production News|
For fun we offered a handful of neck knife
"seconds" several weeks ago. Can you believe that
every last one of them sold within hours of announcing them to our
readership. We didn't even have time to photograph them or
list them online. It just goes to show that our newsletter is the best
place to get in early on the best deals and promotions we offer. Soon
we will be posting some amazing opportunities that will be opening up
here at Carter Cutlery, so stay tuned.
In addition to filling several custom orders, I
was able to get forty or so premier neck knives, including Original
models, Brute Wharncliffe models, VexClip models, and Executive models
and others made.
A few will go to fill some orders, but the rest will be up for sale on
our site within the next few days. They are, by far, the nicest looking
batch of neck knives we have ever put out.
Next in production (April) will be a quick run of
standard SFGZ and SFGZ-RH kitchen knives in regular and long sizes.
After that, in May, I will be forging and completing a run of custom
straight razors, both Japanese style and traditional Western style as
we are delivering custom orders in a little less than a year.
|Bladesmithing School News|
We just completed the new 203
Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing Skill Builder class last
weekend. It really was an amazing three days. I was very excited
because the attendees had quite a bit of previous bladesmithing
knowledge coming into the class, and I knew that they had attended
several other prestigious blacksmithing/bladesmithing classes around
the country. I knew that my teaching and demonstrating skills would be
put to the ultimate test during this course. Well, the whole class went
as well as any other class I have taught, that is to say, it progressed
with the accuracy and precision of a Swiss watch!
Read these awesome testimonials of the students
here, and watch what one of them had to say here
I've just completed Murray Carter's 3-day skill
building course designed for experienced knifemakers.
One was an introduction to traditional Japanese bladesmithing
technique, including proper forge control, power hammer use and sanmai
lamination techniques, as well as profiling, heat treating, grinding on
a Japanese water stone, finishing and finally, sharpening using
Murray's famous sharpening techniques.
Day Two was
an accelerated Damascus forge welding class, again utilizing the
Japanese forge and power hammer together. In learning proper
techniques, great time was taken to address the most common forge
welding errors, how to identify and repair or avoid the problems all
The Damascus blade was then heat treated
and rough ground, again on the Japanese water stone for finishing on
On Day Three, Murray shared his method of
finishing, which is efficient, effective and deceptively simple, and...
well, you can see the result -- a beautiful 897-layer 11" Damascus
chef's knife with a white steel core.
I have to say
Murray is a natural teacher, skilled artist and genuinely nice person.
I had a great time and learned a lot. -- Mark Basmuth,
I must first begin by saying that this was my
first encounter with coal-forging Damascus steel as well as being my
first bladesmithing experience. In less than 8 hours, under the expert
tutelage of Murray Carter, I was able to make a traditional Kuro-uchi
knife and sharpen it to a degree that I never imagined was possible.
Carter is a teacher of the highest order, the kind of instructor you
always hoped for. Throughout the course of the day he conveyed his
concepts to me in a lucid, well-thought out and methodical manner. I
will carry his educational tools with me for the rest of my life. --- Larry
Ellis, outdoor writer for Northwest Sportsman
The next class is our 500 Six-Day
Intensive Bladesmithing class, which will be held on April
5~10. We had a last minute cancellation due to family issues, so we
have one last opening in this class. If you act fast, we could fit you
in, but you have to act quickly. The next 500 class will be in the
If you are interested in any of the
following courses, call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find
out more about scheduling. All class details can be found here
Carter's Bladesmithing School.
100 Introduction to Japanese Bladesmithing 1 day
101 Forging and Completion of a Personal Neck
Knife 2 days $2000
102 Forging and Completion of a
Stainless Fukugozai Series Kitchen Knife 2 days $2000
Forging and Completion of a Whitecrane Ultimate CCW Knife 3days $3000
Forging and Completion of a Camp Knife 3 days $3000
Forging and Completion of an International Pro Series Chef's
Knife 3 days $3000
203 Three-Day Skill Builder Class
3 days $3000
301 Forging and Completion of a
Kuro-uchi Series Knife 3 days $2500
Welding and Completion of a Damascus Steel Knife 6 days $6000
Sword Forging 6 days $6000
500 Original Intensive
Six Day Class $6000
|New Imported Scissors and Forestry Tools
Response to the incredible, top-of-the-line
products that Murray purchased over in Japan on his recent trip has
been great. We have already sold out of many of the original items
listed, and have already replaced them with new stock from Japan. Check
out what has caused so much excitement at Carter Cutlery
|New Video Series -- Recruiting Help|
are planning to film and market a new, and much needed, video series in
the next few months. Filming will likely be conducted at several major
cities across the US, and take about one month to complete the project.
We are looking for a small, professional film crew who would like to
participate in this venture. Rather than simply hire a local crew who
are indifferent to the subject matter, we would rather work with a few
individuals who have a passion for cutlery, and who are motivated by
more than just "making the rent."
Judging from the
brisk sales of our
Sharpening DVD sets, this new series should prove to be best sellers,
not only in the cutlery industry but in the culinary industry as well,
which is hundreds times larger than the custom cutlery market. Come be
an integral part of this exciting project. Call Murray directly at
503-816-6556, or email him at email@example.com.
As you can see, things just keep getting better
and more exciting at Carter Cutlery. We are so blessed to have you as
our customers and loyal patrons. All of us at Carter Cutlery get the
greatest pleasure from our work when we are able to serve you in a
our next email news, stay sharp and may God richly
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