Have we got a grand display of exciting new neck
knives for you! Take a look at just a few of the different varieties we
are offering, including a brand new line which we have called the
"Regal Series." Click on
the image below and it'll take you to our "New
of neck knives represents a great improvement in the number of new
models and visual appeal of the finished knives. New models include
Medium and Large Persian
resurgence of the Combat
the Brute Wharncliffe
to be a very heavy-duty neck knife, able to do twice the cutting chores
as the Original Model. The wide and gently upswept blade is perfect for
slicing cuts and ease of sharpening maintenance. The handle is
hand-filling for maximum leverage and control in a neck knife.
the Pointy Wharncliffe
for those wanting the ultimate utility of the standard Wharncliffe with
a fine point for the most delicate of cutting tasks.
The Persian models
feature a graceful upward sweeping blade that constantly narrows in
width to the point. With three different sizes to suit every customer,
it is the ultimate slicer in neck knives!
The Executive model is
slim and unobtrusive, but ready to cut through whatever a gentleman
might encounter. A slick little knife that actually cuts!
discontinued the Combat
Model several years ago after having made about fifty of
them. I thought at the time the name sounded too violent. I have
changed my mind now that I realize God made me with a Sheepdog
personality! It is absolutely impossible for this knife to shift in
your hand when you are holding it correctly.
In the new Regal Series, visual
improvements include colored
liners between the blade tangs and the exotic handle
material. We have employed some very classic combinations such as a red
liner with green micarta or ironwood, and some unique combinations such
as a yellow liner with black carbon fibre and a blue liner with black
stabilized wood laminate.
visual treat is the limited use of an oversized mosaic pin
in the middle of the handle between the two nickel silver rivets. The
large mosaic adds to the exotic look of the neck knife.
One Spot Left!
We have one more spot to be filled for our
Bladesmithing Course 202, to
be held from September
12~14. Send us
an email or give us a call at 503-429-0447 ASAP
to let us know you'd like to take part in this
Adventure Hike in the Cascade Range was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. John
Drollette shared with the group his expansive wisdom of and intense
zeal for outdoor living, and, on the first day of the hike, even built
an alcohol stove which was from thereon used by one of the hikers to
boil water and cook up meals. The sights and fragrances were awesome.
Stay tuned for some great photos for your viewing pleasure -- sorry, we
couldn't quite record the smells of the forest and alpine flowers for
We have one
more VIP Pass left for Blade
Show West, which
will be held right here in Portland, Oregon, September 26~28. Send us an email
or give us a call and it's yours! The Pass will give you free admission and
an early shot at the nicest knives. See you there!
Bladesmithing Course 500
Oct. 6~11, 2008
Intensive Bladesmithing Course, which contains all the course material
in Courses 100, 101, 201 and 301, will be held on October 6 (Monday) through
October 11 (Saturday), 2008. Here's the syllabus for this
- In this one-day course, the student will be introduced to the unique
world of traditional Japanese Bladesmithing. This class is observatory
and requires no physical participation by the student. Murray Carter
will demonstrate the complete
process of making a Japanese laminated kitchen knife.
101 - Upon
completion of the course, students will have designed and completed
their own personal neck
knife, and will have a basic understanding of the blade
forging and finishing process.
201 - The students
will enjoy a perfect balance of hands-on involvement as well as lecture
topics. Upon completion of the course, students will have designed and
completed their own personal
camp knife and will have an intermediate understanding of
the blade forging and finishing process.
301 - Forge welding,
forging and completion of a Kuro-uchi
Series Knife. In this advanced course, students will apply
skills learned in 100 and 200 level courses and further their
experience and understanding through the process of forge welding.
All interested in attending this special intensive
course, go to our 500
- Original Intensive Course page and click on Add To Cart.
We thought you would be interested in some of the
recent comments we've been getting from our customers on what they
think of their knives and other products we offer:
From Ed Brown, a knife retailer in Florida:
I just don't know how you do it. It must be magic
or that oriental Zen stuff, but I send you an email one day and the
next day my knife just shows up with a new sheath. Wow! I am impressed!
You rock, you da bomb. Thank you, it is so good to have my baby back
because, as you can tell, I use that knife a lot.
From Dr. Mike Klasen in Oregon:
I checked out the shaving video on YouTube.
Outstanding! Also, the new format for new letter looks better with less
clutter and more actionable selections. My compliments to the chef!
Doney, a heart surgeon in England:
Just to let you know the DVD's have arrived safe
and sound, and I have watched them both twice! These DVD's are
brilliant! I have sharpened every knife in my house and they are all
now razor sharp. The one down-side, though, is all my shooting friends
have seen how sharp my hunter knife is so I now have 4 of my friend's
knives to sharpen!! Once again, thank you very much. You have been a
pleasure to buy from.
Golden, an attorney in California:
Just wanted you to know that the blade arrived
today in perfect condition, no doubt due to the great packing job. What
a beautiful blade! I can't articulate it properly, but Murray's work
just seems so... right. Most of my other knives are just tools, and
that is, of course, what Murray's blades really are as well, but it is
nevertheless gratifying to get such satisfaction out of an inanimate
Desmond, a manufacturer representative in Rhode Island:
found your tips to be very informative, in some cases surprisingly so,
because they were in direct opposition to what I had been taught to
believe. However, they made sense when you explained the reasoning
behind the technique or philosophy. By the way, when I first received
your e-mail about the Inner Circle Club, at first blush I thought it
was a sucker's bet. When I read it the second time, I thought maybe
this is not a bad deal, with the classes, knife, book, and opportunity
for a guided tour of Japan. Was not until I mulled it over for awhile
and read it again that I realized what a lucrative deal this could be,
especially in my current endeavor.
Fowler, renowned knifemaker:
inspires me. He's a dreamer. There's so much to learn, but Murray will
take it further.
From all of
us here at Carter Cutlery, a special "Thank you!" to all
of you for your kind and encouraging words.
Until our next email news,
Stay Sharp and may God richly bless you!
Vernonia, OR 97064
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