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
Big Dude, I was very happy to run into Jerry. He is quit the character .One cannot have too many knives. Ms. Goofy may not agree.
OH! me likey the the knives!
I also collect knives so I'm so pleased to find your site! I love my blades and as I often tell my friends, "you collect action figures, I collect knives!" Nothing beats quality-made knives that are made from sturdy materials such as stainless steel. I often go for those whose handles are ergonimically sound and overall - user friendly! If you are into fixed blade knives, there's a site that I recently stumbled into that offers the best review. See for yourself how well they listed the top ones yet http://myoutdoorslife.com/gear/camping-and-hiking/best-fixed-blade-knives.html
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