This summer has been absolutely
incredible, the weather has been gorgeous and business has been busy! First,
we'd like to thank all of you who voiced your opinion on the Orange County
Chopper proposal that we received last month. The overwhelming consensus mirrored Murray's
initial thoughts which was that Orange
County Choppers did not adequately represent Carter
Cutlery, and the remarks we received were very similar to our own concerns. In
fact, we did not receive any recommendations that it would be a good business
Speaking of motorcycles, since
Murray is currently commuting to Vernonia he
decided that it would be most effective (and safe) to find a new mode of
transportation. Through extensive research, everything pointed to the BMW R1200
GS Dual-Sport as the best option for everyday use and performance. As some of
you may know, this motorcycle is made to travel across all types of terrain,
and in all weather, and if you know Murray it almost exudes his personality!
So, after searching exhaustively through the local dealerships and private listings
it became apparent that Murray might have to broaden his search. Finally, over
the Fourth of July weekend Murray was able to locate the perfect R1200 GS -- the
only problem? It was in Ft. Worth, Texas!
Amazingly, what we thought was a problem
actually turned into a blessing since it gave Murray the opportunity to drive to San Francisco with a great friend of the
company, John Thurmond and hand delivered a custom 34-piece International Pro
kitchen knife set with a handcrafted maple knife block that Murray had
completed at the beginning of the month. Straight from San Francisco on only two hours of sleep, Murray left for Ft. Worth where he was met by the owner of the
motorcycle who was coincidentally named R. Carter. After visiting dealerships
and mechanics, three days and 2500 miles, Murray arrived back in Hillsboro
riding his 'new' 2006 BMW R 1200 GS -- just in time for Sunday night church
Murray firmly believes in taking care of those who take care of us.
One local business who has helped keep our operation running smoothly has been True Value Hardware here in Vernonia, Oregon.
Craig Tolonen has been supplying us with epoxy, crazy glue, other shop supplies, and helping with our vehicles and machines. Even going as far as to share the best hunting areas in Vernonia with Murray. As a token of his appreciation for all of his hard work, Murray presented Craig with a new hunting knife, a Tactical Model neck knife. Thanks for everything, Craig!
Have you seen the world's first
filmed attempt at shaving with a spoon, yet? If you haven't, I can assure you you're
missing out on some amazing footage! Continuing his pursuit to prove that you
don't need fancy tools and machines to achieve razor sharp edges, Murray hand
sharpens a spoon and proceeds to shave with it!
All of this, including expert advice on sharpening, knife care, and other aspects of cutlery can be found on our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/CarterCutlery! Click this link to subscribe for the most up to date videos news from Murray! We hope that you enjoy all of videos, and if you enjoyed this video, help us share it with the world! Thanks for watching!
several gorgeous High Grade kitchen knives to our New Products page as well as a
small number of prototype Damascus International Pro kitchen knives to our Clearance
page. Prices on these prototypes have been reduced only for cosmetic reasons.
We'd also like to offer a special 48-hour incentive on our Japanese Razors for those of you that need a bit of a 'push'.
If you wanted one of these razors now may be your only opportunity, Murray
will not be making another batch of these in the future. We will only be
offering this special price for the next 48-hours, so don't hesitate! Take
advantage of this offer right away or you might miss out! At purchase you may
use the discount code RAZOR20 to receive your special pricing.
Until our next email news, stay sharp and may God richly bless you!
ABS Master Bladesmith
17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith