When my knife-making husband describes an idea for his next knife, I have trouble imagining what he sees. He’ll even try to help me by pulling a knife off his rack and explaining how it compares to the yet-to-be-made one. I smile and nod.
The truth is, I don’t see it.
He sketches, erases, draws some more, twists the paper around to show me, but still . . . it’s not real to me.
I understand this.
I read voraciously and attend writing conferences every year, working to improve my writing. And though I learn a lot by listening to best-selling authors, I’m far more impressed if I have read one of their books.
It’s all about seeing and handling the finished product.
The Oregon Knife Show is a few weeks away, and it’s a great opportunity to get your hands on one of Jerry’s finished products. Come take a look. I plan to drop by his table often so maybe I’ll see you there.
We thought the shop needed just a bit of tweaking. It turns out it’s getting more than that. We’re overhauling it!
We’ve got a bigger space to turn around in now–enough to get a great photo of our son, Seth, and our steampunk costumed granddaughter. It’s sweet having family nearby.
Jerry’s excited about an order that came in yesterday. It’s a type of steel he hasn’t used before, and its arrival gives us even more incentive to finish the shop’s makeover.
To see his progress, check out Jerry Davis Knives on his Facebook page or on 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