As some of you may know I have an fondness for knives. I have a collection of custom kitchen knives that I am very proud of. Lately I have been adding to my collection of folding pocket knives. When I met Jerry the "Saw Blade Knife" guy at the Redding Farmers Market I was ecstatic. Ray (Jerry) McHale creates knives with recycled saw blades. I almost walked right by his booth at the market. Jerry beckoned me over to his booth by saying; 'Hey young man, see how thin you can slice this potato."
Jerry is a delightful character. I surveyed his booth to see a collection of crude looking knife blades. Were they crude?. The more I looked they were actually artistic. Each knife was unique and had its own folk art personality. I took Jerry up on his offer to thinly slice the potato and picked a blade. These knives were razor sharp. The potato was no match for these hand made creations. I was hooked. I inquired; 'Jerry, how much are these knives"?
Jerry told me the price and my jaw dropped in amazement. They were ten dollars a piece or for the longer knives he charged by the inch? Wow! I picked three of my favorite knives and paid Jerry. I now own some very unique razor sharp saw blade knives. They are beautiful and a piece of art created by Jerry. You never know what you will find at a Farmers Market.
Saw Blade Knives by Ray (Jerry) Mchale