Jerry and I are feeling the changing of the season, which always seems to sneak up on us. Summer doesn’t last as long as we’d like, not in our part of Oregon anyway.
This year Jerry won’t be bowhunting due to a shoulder injury, but he still feels the pull to wander the hills. His hunting buddy went solo last week, but was able to text Jerry about a nice elk that got away. So for now the Jerry Davis Knife in his pack is clean.
The good news is Jerry’s spending more time with family, making knives, and reconfiguring his shop. We’re thankful his shoulder is improving. And we’re certainly looking forward to next year when we can head for the hills again.
To see his current knives, check out his Facebook page or Instagram.
by Kathy Davis
Our son is the recipient of the Bronze Star, which is awarded for heroic and/or meritorious service in a combat zone. Aaron Davis recently retired from the Air Force, and this spring we surprised him with a tribute knife.
A few weeks later, my sister’s son-in-law saw Aaron’s knife on social media and decided to honor his own father, who served in the Viet Nam War, with a tribute knife. His dad is a recipient of an Air Medal, awarded for an act of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
Jerry said, “It’s my desire is to honor those who serve us and fight to defend our freedom.” He also remarked that having grown up in the sixties, he personally felt the impact of the war. Even now, whenever he views images of the Viet Nam War Memorial he is deeply moved.
Aaron also recognized a knife on Jerry’s table as potentially having an appeal to police officers, so once again we were honored to show our great respect for those who put themselves in harm’s way to preserve our lives and safety. It’s owner is retiring soon from the police force and is now enjoying his “thin blue line” tribute knife.
There’s a lot of satisfaction in crafting knives for heroes. Let us know if we can help you honor one.
by Kathy Davis
The popularity of Jerry’s Pocket EDC in social media surprised us this month. Not to boast too much of my own importance, but he might forget to take photos of them if I didn’t remind him.
Here’s a closer look at one that didn’t hang around the shop long.
Jerry’s not too busy to design one for you, however. When it comes to crafting knives, he’s always ready to talk about another project. Go to the Contact page to start the conversation.
posted by Kathy Davis
This past weekend we hiked the paths around Sahalie Falls with some friends and a group of international students, our first outing together this spring. Jerry and I spent too much of our winter indoors so we were delighted to be out in the hills on such a beautiful day.
Another thing we like is seeing where the knives go when they leave the shop. We’ve received photos of his creations in collections, at work in the field, and in far off places. If you find yourself the owner of one of Jerry’s knives, you’ll make our day if you send us a photo.
To follow Jerry, you can find him on Instagram and on Facebook, where keeps his followers up to date.
Meanwhile, don’t cut yourself.
by Kathy Davis
The highlight of Jerry’s year as a knife maker took place a few weeks ago, the OKCA spring knife show, which is held at the Lane Events Center near the heart of Eugene.
Advertised as the biggest knife show west of the Mississippi, it’s easy to see why. We got this photo while he was setting up his table before the crowds arrived. Afterwards it would have been difficult to get a good shot – and he’d likely have been too distracted to even look at the camera.
Check out the OKCA website to see more photos and information.
Jerry says this year’s show had the most attendees he’s ever witnessed, and it was his “best year ever.” It’s fun when people come back year after year to check in and tell their knife stories.
We’re already filling out the application form for next year, so plan on seeing us at table G-5 again.
by Kathy Davis
We’re just weeks away from the Oregon Knife Show in Eugene, Oregon, coming on April 7-8. This year Jerry will return to table G-5 with nearly double the number of knives he usually brings. The photos are just a sampling of what to expect.
If you see one here you like there’s no need to wait. Contact Jerry now and he’ll tell you how to make it yours.
The preparations for the April show take months of planning and work, but we don’t mind. It’s like Christmas in our knife world.
Here’s a link to more information.
Hope we see you at our table!