Tag Archives: Kathy Davis

Photographing Knives

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

Jerry’s Knives at Work and Play

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.

Jerry Davis Knives Sahalie Falls 5-2018

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

“Best Year Ever” – OKCA Knife Show 2018

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.

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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

Passing on the Legacy

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One thing we enjoy when camping with our grandchildren is coaching them in their archery skills. They love spending time with Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Kathy thinking up competitive games with the targets. We almost missed the opportunity last summer as the weeks flew by and we hadn’t had our family camping trip of 2017, but thankfully we pulled it off.

It’s hard to imagine anything more satisfying than sharing the great outdoors with our young ones.

Note to self: Include knife handling skills on our next trip. It might be time to sculpt the next generation of knife makers!

by Kathy Davis

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

Traditional Archers of Oregon 2017

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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