Cutlery September’07 Newsletter
More incredible offers! Read on…
Does time ever fly by. Our kids started school last week and our
whole world just got busier. I can’t believe that they are
already selling Halloween candy in the stores!
great news for this month is that I had an overwhelming
response to my add for an administrative assistant. I spent
many hours in person and over the phone interviewing potential candidates
for this position, and while they were all very qualified and highly
motivated, one of them stood out as being a ‘perfect’
match for my business. His name is Tim, and you’ll
be hearing from him in the next newsletter (October’07) where
he’ll introduce himself. For those of you who
would like to know more about Tim I’ve included a brief biography
on him, at the end of this newsletter. There is a
good chance that from October, when you call or email us, he will
be the one to answer. He is very personable, and I know you’ll
be impressed at Tim’s sincere dedication to outstanding customer
service. In fact, why don’t you give him a call sometime and
introduce yourself! Don’t worry, I’ll still be answering
your calls and inquiries myself when I can. If you would prefer
to talk with me just ask for me!
so happy to have finally found the help I need. Now I will be able
to dedicate the 8~10 hours a day in the shop that I need to work
on filling your custom knife orders. Custom orders are pouring in
daily, and even with uninterrupted time in the shop, soon I will
need to look for some skilled help for the shop as well.
I’ll be introducing some new and exciting knife models
soon, so stay tuned…
are constantly updating and making changes to our website www.cartercutlery.com.
Perhaps most significantly, I have added a complete Bladesmithing
Curriculum description and course schedule. The response to these
offerings has also been incredible; course 500: Original
Intensive course covering 100,101,201 and 301, scheduled
for October 22,’07 to Oct. 28,’07 is already
half full! If you were thinking about attending the most
comprehensive and revealing knife making course in America don’t
delay in contacting me or you might be too late! There is only
room for 2 more students! Call me today at 503-429-0447
or on my cell at 503-816-6556.
response to my offer of the 4 day defensive handgun course,
which is absolutely free, was immediate,
with more than half the 40 positions filled the first few days after
the mail was sent out. Everybody is waiting in great anticipation
for November to arrive, when 40 like-minded folks with a whole lot
in common (interest in responsible firearm ownership, my knives
etc.) will get together to have an incredible 4 days in the Nevada
desert. I have no doubt that many new lifetime friendships will
develop as a result of attending the outstanding course together.
The good news is that I still have a few
spots still open for you to attend, so contact
me ASAP or it will be too late for this amazing chance
Amazing offer #1
offers bring in such an enthusiastic response that I just can’t
help myself from offering more unbelievable deals. So here
is this month’s first amazing offer:
the next ten days only, I’ll offer my award winning Sharpening DVD’s for only $25.00 each, $10 less than the full retail price of $35. These are my Introduction to
Knife Sharpening DVD and Advanced Blade Sharpening DVD. You can
learn more about these productions on my website http://cartercutlery.com and click on the “Other Products” link. Even better,
for a whopping savings of $25. Buy them both for only $45.00.
This offer expires Wednesday September 26,’07 10:00pm. Shhh! Please don’t call past 10:00pm Pacific time…kids
one of six lucky people to receive a $1000.00 course for FREE!
commemorate the debut 100 level bladesmithing course,
I am offering it for free to the first six people who respond to
this offer. Why are you still reading this? You should be running
to your phones before the next guy does! (503-429-0447 or 503-816-6556)
Oh, you want to know the dates. I see. Saturday, October 6,’07,
starting at 9:00am at my shop in Vernonia, Oregon. This is a one
day course and you can read the course description on my website.
See 100 - Introduction to Japanese Bladesmithing.
might wonder why I’m offering this course for free. It’s
simple really. Those who respond to this unique chance are likely
to be so fascinated with this Japanese Blade Forging demonstration,
that they will want to come back again to take my other courses
where they can learn how to forge blades on their own.
a special bonus, I’ll auction off the completed Kuro Uchi
Wabocho knife at the end of the day to the highest bidder. It should
get exciting! I’ll sign it and date it adding to it’s
lasting value. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
that’s it for this time folks. I have to admit I’m having
a lot of fun writing these updates. It’s a pleasure thinking
up new and wonderful offers to present to you. My goal is to demonstrate
my desire to earn your trust and respect, and to form a life long
business relationship with you. I’ll try to surpass your expectations
each and every time!
the biography on Tim after the salutation.
always, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments,
God Bless and ‘Stay Sharp’
ABS Master Bladesmith
Vernonia, OR 97064
who is this Tim who Murray speaks so highly of…?
met Tim for the first time in June 2001, at the Blade Show in Atlanta,
Georgia. He bought a few knives from me at that first meeting, and
then continued to pick up more knives each year I attended the knife
show. I guess it wasn’t long before all of Tim’s family
and friends were using my knives. Talk about customer loyalty!
other things including working as a pharmacy technician, a gourmet
chef and a stint in the Air Force, Tim has worked as a building
inspector down in sunny Florida for the past several years. I talked
to the engineers that Tim worked with, and they all said he was
the best man they ever had on the job and that they were very sorry
to see him go. In fact Tim’s boss valued him so much that
in 2003, after Tim left the company to assist a competing company,
Tim’s boss hired him right back again after Tim had completed
his mission for the ‘other ’guys. Tim isn’t the
kind to burn his bridges behind him.
called me up after reading my ‘help wanted’ add, with
lots of encouragement from his lovely wife. He stated that he believed
that he was the very best man for the position, and to prove his
point, he paid his own airfare and transportation for himself and
his wife and came all the way to Oregon just for the interview!
That really got my attention.
days later, after interviews that included the participation of
my financial consultant, my Christian mentor, and half the population
of Vernonia (if you’ve lived in a small town like ours, 2000
people, you can easily gauge how the town reacts to a visitor),
we unanimously decided to hire him on. He’ll commence from
the beginning of October.
words to describe Tim:
is absolutely dedicated to customer service and satisfaction
He is kind to a fault and is truly one who has given the shirt off
his own back to help others.
He is calm under pressure, unbiased and open-minded.
He believes in long term goals, and is not easily discouraged.
He has excellent verbal communication skills and an outstanding
am very pleased that he is joining Carter Cutlery, and I trust that
each and every one of you will benefit from his dedication and hard