Category Archives: Hunting

Knives Awarded at Hunting Event for Disabled Vets

Frank Dailey JDKnives gifted to Tommy 11-2017

This landowner was given a knife to thank him for his part in organizing this event.

On Veterans Day weekend a group of 15 veterans ventured from their homes in Florida and convened in Louisiana for two days of hunting.

I was fortunate enough to be a part of the hunt. These hunters knew that my dad had worked on a knife that would be randomly given away to one of them. I teased them for a couple of weeks with pictures of the progress and then the completed knife. Each of them was hoping to be the recipient. I was relentlessly prodded to tell who the winner was prior to the reveal but I held my ground.

The evening after arriving we went out for a hunt, and as fate would have it the winner shot a wild boar. He began to field dress his boar and became frustrated with a knife that wasn’t suitable for the thick hide of a boar (he still didn’t know he was the lucky winner at this point). It was then that the group leader pulled the Jerry Davis Knives beauty out and handed it to him saying, “Why don’t you try this one, it’ll be sharper.”

It didn’t register right away, but when he recognized the knife (from the pictures I’d shown) his jaw dropped, he looked up and said, “Did I really win the knife?” He was elated.

After some admiration and congratulations from the group, he put the knife to work. It handled the boar hide, no problem. He wanted to keep the skull, but when he went to cut it off others in the group cautioned against using the knife to cut through the thick neck bones. A hacksaw was offered instead. After using the knife for the rest of the boar he was confident the blade could handle the work. Sure enough, with little effort the head was removed and the hunter had his trophy.

Aaron Sydney 11-2017 crop

– posted by Aaron Davis

NOTE: To learn more about the hunt sponsored by the Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Hunters Enriching Lives of People, and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, see this news article.

The Results of our Eastern Oregon Fall Hunt 2017

Here’s a quick report about our September hunt this year. It’s a spike elk! Jerry’s hunting buddy, Leo, “brought home the bacon” this time, and thanks to his generosity we not only have lots of adventures to remember but meat in the freezer as well.

I stayed in camp nursing a cold while the guys put their knives to good use. And though I felt awful, it’s always a great day when a hunt is successful. Nothing to complain about when there’s a hot mug of tea in my hands and two delighted hunters driving into camp.

September, our favorite month of the year, ends in just a few hours. Jerry wound up his month by taking pictures of a knife that’s ready for a guy to give to his son. It goes out the door tomorrow.

On October 1 we start taking orders for custom knives destined for Christmas giving.

Any hunters on your Christmas list this year? Maybe you need a customized gift for yourself or a friend who would appreciate one for their collection. Check out available options for designing that special knife.

I’m going to make another pot of tea. Happy hunting!

posted by Kathy Davis