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Carter Cutlery News

November 12, 2009

Carter Cutlery News
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New Website

We are very happy to announce the debut of our new website. It was several months in the making and I'm sure you will understand what all the fuss was about when you see it.

The new site is markedly different from the old site -- fresh, with an easy to navigate format and decorated with award-winning photography, and everything at one website. Ordering on-line has been simplified and finding out about my knives has never been easier.

We will continue to improve the site, so if you spot a bug or a typo, be sure to send us a quick email to let us know how we can improve it.

Bladesmithing School News

Chris Carter and John Drollette

Last week we conducted another traditional Japanese bladesmithing class, 201 - Forging and Completion of A Personal Camp Knife. The class was a smashing success, with some of the prettiest knives ever made by my students resulting from the three-day course. You can hear all about it from the students themselves.

Things are really getting exciting with regards to classes. We have a student coming all the way from Amsterdam next year to attend the 500 class (intensive six-day class) scheduled for April 5~10, 2010 and Murray has been invited to travel to Estonia next fall to teach a 500 class there as well. Why don't you contact us to find out what class possibilities are available for you!

Inner Circle Lifetime Membership

Last year, Murray put together a very special limited offer to our patrons called the "Inner Circle Lifetime Membership." This membership entitles members to very privileged benefits and a bunch of free bonuses as well. After several requests from customers, we will once again offer a very limited number of these memberships to our most discerning patrons. Expect to see that offer within the next ten days. The following is what one member has to say about his experience as an Inner Circle Lifetime Member:

John Marcus

I am John Marcus, an Inner Circle Lifetime Member of Carter Cutlery.

I have been making knives on and off since 1980 by stock removal and I have always had a love of Japanese cutlery. So what could have been nicer than to find out about Murray Carter, 17th-generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith and certified Master Bladesmith.

Upon my new found knowledge, I called Murray on the phone inquiring about the possibility of taking a class from him. We quickly became friends and I enrolled his "202 Forging and Completion of an International Pro Series Kitchen Knife" class.

About this time, Murray offered a special Inner Circle membership which included more classes, benefits and perks.... After reading thru the Inner Circle membership material, I signed up as an Inner Circle member... I also like the idea of helping support the teaching and furthering of Japanese bladesmithing in the west.

After taking the 202 class, I returned home and practiced the new techniques I had learned. I returned for the six-day 302 class which really pushed my skill set up several levels.

I am enjoying my friendship with Murray and enjoy his discussions with me on the direction the vision of his business and bladesmithing school are taking.

I also enjoy the ability to contact Murray at just about anytime for his advice and guidance on my bladesmithing projects.

John Marcus PhD
PTC

Tanto (at top) made by John Marcus
Tanto (at top) made by John Marcus

Upcoming Business Trip To Japan

From December 9th, 2009, to January 8th, 2010, Murray will be in Japan to conduct research and study for the future business of Carter Cutlery. Secondary to meeting several prominent Japanese bladesmiths to further his understanding of Japanese bladesmithing, Murray will search out the highest quality cutlery-related products (not knives, which Murray will continue to produce, of course!) to offer for sale on the Carter Cutlery website.

The products Murray selects will conform to the criteria that they are able to benefit from the excellent after-sales-service that you have come to expect from Carter Cutlery. For example, one of the product we are already considering are the highest quality forged-welded axe heads made by the best smiths in Japan. With such a product, Murray could offer sharpening and refurbishing for the life of the tool.

Other products we are considering are:

Forester's hatchets and sickles
Axes
Hand-forged scissors
Various kitchen items
Various gardening tools
Natural quarried water stones

Here is how you can contribute your input, as well as have Carter Cutlery perform a great service for you at the same time:

Please let us know if there is any Japanese product you would like Murray to purchase for you while he is in Japan and personally bring back for you. We will accept requests along with a token deposit for the item(s) and then send them to you upon Murray’s return and receiving the balance. Contact us right away to be assured of getting your request to us in time for the upcoming trip.

Until our next email news,

Stay Sharp and may God richly bless you!

Carter Cutlery

P.O.Box 307
Vernonia, OR 97064
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phone 503-429-0447
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What Our Customers Are Saying

"Thank you so much for the astounding knife as well as the great DVDs. The knife is a real masterpiece and I've never seen anything like it anywhere. I just love it and carry it with me everywhere I go. You have my deepest respect and gratitude." --- Felix


"I'd like to thank you for opening my eyes to the world of knife sharpening. I originally decided to acquire the skill of knife sharpening for two simple reasons. One, it would save my restaurant some money if I could do it on my own. Two, I use knives daily so the sharper the better.

"When I was looking for reputable knife sharpening instruction, I came across one of your videos online. You appeared to have top quality instruction, so I ordered both of your DVD's, a coarse and a fine Japanese waterstone, and I started practicing.

"Knife sharpening for me now a month later seems like so much more to me than a way to save money or just another task to do...  I truly enjoy doing it!" --- Jordan


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