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March 8, 2011
A Whole Lot of Good News!

Dear Patrons,

 

Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems as though just last week the transition to our new location was commencing. As we dive into this month with vigor we’re excited to see the plans for Carter Cutlery coming to fruition.

We’d like to thank all of those who helped in the move to our new location; we truly appreciate everyone that is a part of the Carter Cutlery family. After much anticipation, we finally signed the closing papers for our new property. Because of this delay Murray has been travelling to Vernonia where the shop is still located. Currently, we are completing the application process for the necessary construction permits. If there is anyone that would like to help with construction, please feel free to contact Murray directly by e-mail murray@cartercutlery.com, or phone, 503-816-6556. We can provide accommodations for those travelling far distances.

 Shop News

Even as we transition to a new location Murray has been able to produce some truly fantastic knives in the last month. Most recently we've added two wonderful Mastersmith Damascus Neck Knives, a limited number of High-Grade kitchen knives - even fewer with an exceedingly rare combination of Ebony handles and White Ferrule Buffalo Horn bolsters, and a selection of Stainless Fukugo-zai riveted handle kitchen knives to our New Products page. If you’d like to be among the first to choose from our newly posted items, sign up for “New Product Alerts”, so that you don’t miss out on your favorite knives. Next, in the shop Murray will fill a few custom orders and completing a batch of neck knives that have a new, never-before-seen finish! It is so dynamic, that we haven’t even been able to come up with a name for it yet.

 YouTube Updates

With all the recent shop changes it is only fitting that we relocate our YouTube channel as well! Please visit our new channel, CarterCutlery, as we continue to provide you with valuable information and insight into superior cutlery!  Recently, we added a series of videos that contain insight from Murray about convex edges, polished edges, and a sharpening challenge given to Murray from a customer with surprising results! Our newest video is an exciting continuation from the 2010 Tour of Japan titled Carter Cutlery Artistic Japanese Gentleman Bladesmith, where Murray and his guests visit Mr. Ashi's cutlery shop in Sakai, Osaka! We hope you enjoy!

 Carter Cutlery Traditional
Japanese Bladesmithing School

We have finished planning our 2011 Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing School schedule. The outpouring of interest in our Bladesmithing courses has been overwhelming. Both of our upcoming 500 level 6-day Intensive Bladesmithing courses are full for the month of March and May.

Class

Length

(days)

Start Date

End Date

Availability

101 – Neck Knife

2

6/17/2011

6/18/2011

Two positions

9/30/2011

10/01/2011

One position

11/18/2011

11/19/2011

 

102 – Kitchen Knife

2

7/08/2011

7/09/2011

 

103 – Whitecrane

3

7/14/2011

7/16/2011

One position

201 – Camp Knife

3

7/21/2011

7/23/2011

 

202 – IP Chef’s Knife

3

8/11/2011

8/13/2011

 

203 – Skill Builder

3

6/23/2011

6/25/2011

 

9/15/2011

9/17/2011

Two positions

301 – Kuro-ichi

3

9/22/2011

9/24/2011

 

302 – Damascus

5

10/24/2011

10/29/2011

 

402 – Sharpening

3

5/05/2011

5/07/2011

Two positions

9/08/2011

9/10/2011

 

10/20/2011

10/22/2011

 

500 – Intensive

6

3/14/2011

3/19/2011

Full

5/16/2011

5/21/2011

Full

5/30/2011

6/04/2011

One position

8/29/2011

9/03/2011

 

11/07/2011

11/12/2011

 

3/05/2012

3/10/2012

 

 

If you’d like to join us for our next Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing class, contact us to reserve your position now!



Until our next email news, stay sharp and may God richly bless you!

Murray Carter
ABS Master Bladesmith
17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith

22097 NW West Union Rd
Hillsboro, OR, 97124
(MAP)
Carter Cutlery
503-447-1029 office
503-816-6556 cell
murray@cartercutlery.com


 
 
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What Our Customers Are Saying...

"For my recent birthday (in the dark middle-ages), as a gift from my beloved wife, I got to pick one of your neck knives.

I choose a Warncliffe in blue super steel (talking carbides I probably would have preferred white steel, but recently you seem to have worked in blue super – and that makes one in white steel upgraded to “must have”).

I’ve been collecting folders for years. I stumbled upon your work when I was looking at knife reviews on YouTube.

And I met a view on knives that was new to me. And made sense.

Now I treat all my knives according to your rules for sharpening. The fancy stuff is gone and I get by with two water stones and eyesight.

I did have a couple of customs before, by they didn’t cut anything like yours. And were overdone with details and engraving.

The Warncliffe is a beaut. I love it as the chair I sitting on. Of course I’m using a computer, but not an office chair. I have always had an old kitchen chair, even though I sometimes do some quantities of work on my computer. It was made by my grandfather’s father in the winter of 1905. He was a small time farmer, and did furniture during wintertime. It’s made of wood. Just wood. No nails, no screws, no glue. It’s been used every day since it was finished and most of the paint is gone but it’s still good.

Your knife is designed to its use. There’s a mosaic pin and nothing more but good material in a clean design.

In a couple of years this computer will be ancient and impossible to continue to use. As most things we buy today.

For sure your knife will last my lifetime, even if used every day – and it sure is. Together with the chair it will be a good legacy to pass on.

Keep the good work up, and be blessed with the rewards your philosophy on life and knives deserve."

Yours Sincerely,
--Orvar (from rural Sweden)



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