The only reliable way to get one of my knives is to get on my mailing list, which you can do below. It will give you a head start on the general public but you’ll still have to pull the trigger quickly if you want to get to it before the other 300 or so folks on the list.
Well I don’t want to sign up for an email list.
If you can think of a better, more fair way to do it, I’m happy to hear it. Since I don’t take custom orders and a wait list requires my very busy wife to send out dozens of emails and wait on responses, a mailing list really is the best way I can think of.
Why don’t you take custom orders?
I used to take orders, but I got so backed up that knife making felt like work rather than fun, and I was making a lot of knives that I wasn’t really interested in. I’m a bean counter by day at a large oil corporation, and the last thing I want to do after my commute home is go in the shop feeling obligated to get things done. Knife making needs to be fun for me and that means keeping it interesting and challenging.
Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money, a lot of naïve idealism, and nothing particular to interest us in Texas, we thought we would go about a little and see the world. Over the next 15 years or so we acquired a beautiful daughter, a lot of memories, an un-useful second language, and surprisingly satisfying careers in accounting and software design. We moved nine times. Riots were started. Hobbies and nebulae flamed to life and died. We added extra pages to our passports, but eventually landed back home. Now somewhat settled, our garage has become overrun with tools, and our house by plants and dogs. We enjoy quiet times with good company, dogs, spending time outside, and spreadsheets that foot and cross-foot. But mostly we like making things.