Carter Cutlery News
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September 15, 2011


Dear knife enthusiasts,

What an exciting month! Check out our upcoming trip to Japan, new YouTube video, First Annual Open House, hundreds of new knives and finally Murray's new book Bladesmithing with Murray Carter. Read on...

 Japan Trip

We're less than a month away before Murray departs again for his annual trip to Japan. If you're interested in attending Japan with Murray, we have room for one more person, but you must be quick! For more information, please call Murray at 503-816-6556. This year notable events include: a tour of Japan's famed Toyko Metropolitian Central Wholesale Market, also known as Tsukiji Market, for a behind the scenes look into one of the largest and most lucrative food markets of any kind. Guests will experience areas of the market that few foreigners will have the opportunity to see as Murray interviews workers and traders. Murray and his guests will also travel to Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan, home of the Gold and Silver Pavillion, to visit a number of Japanese natural waterstone quarries and caves. While there Murray and guests will have the opportunity to acquire in-depth information about these precious stones and unique craft. Afterwards, the tour will arrive at Seki City in time for the annual Seki City knife show and then from there Murray and guests will travel to Tokyo where the trip will end. Last year the show was a reunion for Murray since it was his first visit to the show in several years. Before his hiatus Murray would never miss the opportunity to attend this show; the craftsman and knives are some of the best in the world. You can view the 2010 visit to the Seki City Annual Knife show below:

Carter Cutlery Seki Knife Show

We have room for just ONE LAST PERSON, but be quick! We leave in less than three weeks! For more information, call Murray at 503-816-6556.

 New Products

Murray has been busy finishing a batch of production knives in preparation for the Japan tour, Murray will be away from the forge for two weeks. You've probably seen the large number of High Grade kitchen knives to the New Products page; several very attractive profiles, with everything from the ultra-thin, the thick and heavy. What you haven't seen are the new White Steel neck knives Murray will be finishing before he leaves on October 1st. After he arrives back from Japan, Murray will begin working through the completion of 20 custom orders. Additionally, some very exciting news is that Murray's new book, Bladesmithing with Murray Carter, is available for pre-order through the Carter Cutlery website at this time. All pre-orders between now and October 31st, 2011 will receive a signed copy of Bladesmithing with Murray Carter. Don't miss out on this opportunity, pre-order now at!

 YouTube News

We've been working on a new YouTube video titled "Carter Cutlery Darts". It is a light hearted video in which Murray pushes the envelope and stress tests his knife's sharpness and durability at upwards of 100mph. This video and more can be found on our YouTube Channel, Click this link to subscribe for the most up to date videos news from Murray! We hope that you enjoy all of our newest videos, and if there is ever something that you'd like to see, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks for watching!

 First Annual Carter Cutlery "Open House"

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we will be having our first annual Carter Cutlery "Open House" on November 18th and 19th. This event will begin will take place at Murray's home in Hillsboro, OR. Guests are invited to come for two days of fun, food, and knife discussion. Camping will be allowed on the property, so bring your tents! Highlights will include: a sharpening seminar, a micro-observation seminar, a book sale and signing, as well as a book reading with personal stories that didn't make publication, and finally, we will have all of our knives available for sale. This will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event, so bring your sons or daughters to take part in this event! In order to properly plan for this even, please send RSVP to

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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I just received my neck knife today. I am totally blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of this knife, not to mention the insane sharpness. Speaking of sharpness, as soon as I got the knife I stropped it a few times on some newspaper and shaved my face, and it did an amazing job with no cuts! Thank you for making a knife that I will carry with me the rest of my life."

Sincerely, Chad Kaminski

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