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May 19, 2011

Dear Patrons,

The last few months have been a tumultuous time for much our nation, and the world. Our hearts go out to all those affected across the nation, particularly in Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama. We've seen the weather continue to have a devastating effect on the Southern states, and we pray daily for safety over the citizens located in these areas.

We'd also like to continue to ask that you keep the people of Japan in your prayers as news continues to develop daily.

 YouTube Updates

In a continued effort to give the most detailed sharpening advice, Murray shows us how to sharpen our knives with a convex edge on a waterstone, instead of the more common mousepad method. All of this, including expert advice on sharpening, knife care, and other information can be found on our new YouTube Channel!

We've also finished production on the newest video in our 2010 Japan Tour series. This newest video shows the adventures that happened while visiting the Seki Knife Show. If you have any questions or there is a specific video you'd like to see, please don't hesitate to contact us, or Click here to subscribe for the most up to date videos news from Murray! We'll see you there!

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Japanese Bladesmithing School

In addition to being the busiest month for the Bladesmithing School to date, this month also saw the first ever 402 - Professional Blade Sharpener Course, as well! In this course we had three students join Murray for three days of intense study in the field learning how to sharpen an assortment of items, refurbishing tools, and other aspects of running your own sharpening service. You can read about each of these students experience, or watch a short YouTube video of the students below.

Currently, Murray is finishing our first of two full six-day 500 - Intensive Bladesmithing Class for the month of May, and what a fantastic class it has been thus far! We've seen the completion of four incredible neck knives already, and soon we'll see the completion of the students own designed outdoor knives. If these knives turn out like the students neck knives, Carter Cutlery may have to worry about future competition!

 New Bladesmithing Class

We're also very excited to announce the beginning of a brand new class! Inspired by our students that have completed the class and have now begun to setup their own shops, this new class will teach students how to forge their own knives without the use of a Japanese power hammer or a revolving waterstone. This class is truly geared towards the hobbyist who wants to establish a shop in their backyard using commonly accessible tools. So if this class sounds like it would be perfect for you, please don't hesitate to give Murray a call at (503) 816-6556, and ask him about the newest 501 - Basic Tool Intensive Six-Day Course!

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
Carter Cutlery
503-447-1029 office
503-816-6556 cell

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What Our Customers Are Saying...

"Just wanted to thank you for posting that video on Youtube regarding convex edge sharpening,just tried it on a new Svord Peasant knife with carbon steel, they come horribly sharpened after all it's only a 12 dollar knife, I used a combination 1,000-6,000 grit Japanese synthetic  water stone and although I still haven't perfected leaving the blade fully polished I left my edge fully convexed and hair shaving sharp beyond my wildest results on other blades or steels, Thank you so much and Your work is truly appreciated.
God bless," 

Luis Ramazzini

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