Friday, November 12, 2010

My Frost Knife CAme Back To Me!

I had lost this knife at the end of the summer, while chasing JuJu the donkey (back before we learned to walk together peacefully without me pulling the lead rope.) I lost it in what could be considered a needle in a hay stack... a green handled knife in an endless pasture, so big I could just vaguely re-trace the steps where I had run.
The knife was sentimental to me, and sentimental to the person who gave it to me... plus I had just had it professionally sharpened by the bearded man who taught spoon carving classes (link here!) It was so sharp I hardly had to touch the tip to anything and it would slice it open.
So when my neighbor pulled up today and opened the glove compartment saying "I have something for you"... i was ecstatic, full circle, aligned stars, lucky excited! He told me it had been run over by a bulldozer, but he found it anyway because he was using a metal detector.
He had the blade wrapped in a paper towel and told me sweetly "Be careful, that knife is sharp."
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My primitivist, rewilder, survivalist, nature buddies out there will understand how cool this reunion is, a knife is the tool we all carry all the time. Sometimes accidently on our belts in public places (oops, sorry thrift store, sorry grocery, sorry remote corner store, i forget!)
YAY, to a happy ending. :))
xoxoxoxo

7 comments:

Bort said...

wheres my link I complain?And why do you have it sitting on a napkin like some dude on the corner trying to sell jewelry?



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kirk said...

I carve spoons-usually out of green birch and alder. Have you ever carved a Kuska?

Bort said...

I bought that Knife when I was 18 years of age.I called it the R.M.3.K.
I had know idea those were great knives nor do I now that I have given that one away.so spoon the peanuts outta my shit and quit trying to get whats not yers?

Leslie's Gone Oko said...

Bort...
it came wrapped in the napkin. And where should I have linked to?

As for your second comment- i have never even seen you eat peanuts.

Kirk --->
That is cool you use green birch! I have lots of birch here. I learned only that one time on some type of soft wood invasive tree (from japan the man said). But good to know I can carve from the birch I have lots of here.
WHat is Kuska?

kirk said...

finnish drinking cup--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENNmUr4gZ5M

Leslie's Gone Oko said...

Hey Kirk!
That was a beautiful one... I need to get one of those curved knives which would make it fairly easy from that point... cause i can do the rest with what i have here.

I really enjoyed making a spoon, and a bowl or cup is just a big ol'e spoon.

That video wasn't you was it?

kirk said...

no not me in the video, I was suprised by how much there is out there on how to carve a kuska--gave me some new ideas--I use a gouge, crooked knife and a small frost woodcarvers knife. Have you read Bill Copperwaithes book -A Handmade Life?