Ordered the Kissing Crane Thanksgiving 2021 trapper and a Kissing Crane Pocket Farmer from Kennesaw Cutlery – Sweet Stuff!
Kisssing Crane always comes through with their commemorative knives – and the 2021 Thanksgiving knife is not a disappointment – it is a real good looker . . .
The wood and the brass spacers with the orange bone is real eye pleasing . . .
And the laser engraving on the blades – just cool – almost “busy” – but cool . . .
The flip side looks as good as the front even without the printing and seal – real nice color combination . . .
A look at the belly . . .
Real close to a brand that shall remain nameless as far as fit and finish – and it’s in your pocket at $30 bucks – not $80 to $100 bucks and going North from there!
And I just can’t order one knife – it’s the same shipping cost for 1 or 10 – I just look at it as splitting the cost – don’t laugh, that logic works for my Blushing Bride . . .
So the little “Pocket Farmer” came along to it’s new home . . .
Farmer’s knives / dirt busters / sod busters / workers knives – all have a common theme – inexpensive to produce / low price points = the common working man buys them to use.
No bolsters since they require metal parts – the metal parts require labor to fit and finish – wood was commonly used for “handles” – wood is cheap – there are still knives being made today along those lines – Opinel is one example of this style . . .
In this day and age bone and increasingly composition ( plastics ) have replaced wood for the most part – modern times . . .
The neat part – the colors that can be used – the color goes all the way through – it’s not just paint on wood – the yellow on this is just way cool – the color saturation on your monitor vs my camera? Your actual mileage may vary . . .
Looking “into” the little knife there is a little discoloration on the brass liners – at a price point of $13 bucks I’m not going into a critical “tizzy” about it . . .
And this little knife – at about 6 1/2 inches total length – is just about the sharpest knife I have ever unboxed – I’m talking the sun and the moon and the stars were lined up just so – somebody held their tongue “just right’ – it is ridiculous just how sharp this little darling is . . .
And a little treat for you folks – 3 quick clips on knife making in the modern age – unless you have been involved in modern manufacturing processes it is difficult to conceive the sheer volume . . .
From ” How It’s Made ” – Kitchen Knives . . .
And from Solingen – Knife production at Wusthof . . .
And let’s go to Bradford Pennsylvania for a look at Case Knife production . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!