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What Our Customers Are Saying...

"After subscribing to your Knife Tips, I ordered your Introduction to Sharpening DVD. This is a fantastic introduction to the subject. I found it very inspiring and encouraging. So much so, that I immediately took a couple of my dull pocket knife blades and attempted to sharpen them with your method.

"Of course, I have much practice left to do but I was very impressed with how easily I was able to put an edge on these knives that was sharper than anything I've ever been able to accomplish before, regardless of what sharpening medium I used. Thanks for an excellent tutorial." ---Steven Ringeling

Shop News

The neck knives I have been working on for the last several weeks are finally done and have been posted up on our site for sale. If you'd like to be among the first ones to know about our newly posted products, sign up for the complimentary service, "New Product Alerts."

Persian 179 Tactical 198 Original 182

Next, in the shop I will fill a few custom orders and then get to work forging a batch of standard kitchen knives. We will keep you posted on that.

The response to the scheduled razor batch has been terrific and I am really looking forward to making those. After that, I have a limited run of Kabar-style combat knives in mind. Another fun project.

Bladesmithing School News

These are the upcoming scheduled classes:

500 - Intensive Six-Day Class: April 5~10, 2010
201 - Forging and Completion of a Camp Knife: May 13~15, 2010
101 - Forging and Completion of a Personal Neck Knife: June 18~19, 2010
500 - Intensive Six-Day Class: August 30 ~ Sept. 4, 2010
302 - Forge Welding and Completion of a Damascus Steel Knife: Sept. 20~25, 2010
202 - Forging and Completion of an International Pro Series Chef's Knife: Oct. 7~9, 2010

These are the classes we have registered students in. If you wish to join one of these classes, hurry up and contact us because participation is limited to only four students (only two students in the 302, Damascus Knife class). If you would like to attend any of the courses we offer, but need special scheduling, call me directly at 503-816-6556 to discuss options.

Amazing Offer for FREE ATTENDANCE at a Two- or Three-day Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing Class

As most of you know, Carter Cutlery has a strong presence on the Internet which is a result of our innovative website, our Free Electronic Knife Tips and Newsletters, and our contributions to YouTube. In fact, we've just posted a new 2-part series, "How to Make a Kydex Sheath."

In an effort to increase our positive exposure on YouTube, anyone who posts an interesting, informative and colorful video on YouTube, highlighting the benefits of a Carter Cutlery product or service, will be eligible for one-time only free tuition to the two-day or three-day class of their choice.

Submit links of your entries to Murray for judging at If you can't make it to a class, we'll still make your efforts worthwhile.

A Very Positive Parting Note

We are excited to report to our loyal patrons and customers that we have literally doubled our business every year for the past four years. All the workers and staff at Carter Cutlery wish to express our deepest gratitude for your continued trust and support of our finest efforts to serve you.

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

Carter Cutlery

P.O.Box 307
Vernonia, OR 97064

phone 503-429-0447
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