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.
Our last show of the year was three weeks ago and we’re looking at the start of 2019. It’s hard to let go of good times, but we’re anticipating more adventures in the months to come.
Jerry and I are thankful for our supportive family and friends, and for the collectors and knife enthusiasts who became owners of a Jerry Davis knife this year. We also appreciate those who send us photos and write reviews. Thank you for your generosity.
May you enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year!
Jerry pulled out his newest design this month, a kitchen knife. Even hot from the oven it was a work of art. Many thanks to our son, Seth Davis, for these photos.
It’s one week till the one-day knife show in Eugene. Come see us at the Lane Events Center on W. 13th Avenue on December 8. Though it’s a smaller show he’ll have a variety of knives for you to check out.
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
Jerry is showing his knives at the Traditional Archers of Oregon‘s Pope & Young yearly bow shoot near Brownsville, Oregon this weekend.
While I was with him yesterday we visited the table of the event’s youngest vendor and bought a cold cup of lemonade from the little guy. While sipping it we had a nice long chat with a Portlander who answered our questions about her growing up adventures on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
The shooting competitions at the end of the day Sunday are worth seeing. I’d better head out there because I’m having trouble remembering their names from the last time I was there a couple of years ago. More field research is required.
posted by Kathy Davis