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Blog entry by Brit posted 10-17-2011 03:31 PM 2089 reads 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week when I was in Denmark, I popped in to see Mads and after a terrific meal, we spent a few hours talking tools. Time passes quickly when you’re in good company and all too soon it seems, I was on the last train back to my hotel. During the evening Mads presented me with a present – a MAFE original marking knife, which as you can see, came with a smile.

Mads made the knife to use Exacto blades, so eventually after many sharpenings, I will be able to replace the blade and get many more years of use out of the knife.

On the other side of the designer label you can see the MAFE logo atesting to its authenticity. A vintage architect original.

A tool to treasure. Thank you Mads. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.



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saddletramp

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 03:36 PM

Mads, your generosity is exceeded only by your craftsmanship.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 03:36 PM

that is beautiful. and the marking knife is nice too ;)

so nice to see the true spirit of LJ endures.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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woodzy

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 03:47 PM

Wow. Great looking knife.
Great food and tool talk in Denmark Sounds like a great night :)

-- Anthony

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 03:58 PM

Nice to hear of such happenings, and enhances who we are.
Nice present Brit and very gracious of Mads. Well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 10-17-2011 06:54 PM

This is the stuff that warms the cockles of the heart. Nice things happening to two of the nicest guys on LJ. Enjoy Andy. Mafe your heart is showing.

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 07:08 PM

Way 2 go guys!!!

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Gary

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 07:15 PM

What a nice gift. What a good friend. Good stuff happens to good people.
BTW Rand, whats a cockle?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Brit

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#8 posted 10-17-2011 08:02 PM

Good question Gary. We all know that a cockle is a small mollusc which was once a staple part of the English diet and still is for some.

But how the expression warms the cockles of the heart came about is now a mystery like so many of our old English sayings.

I looked on World Wide Words and they had this to say.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Gary

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#9 posted 10-17-2011 08:24 PM

Thanks, Brit. -I love being educated. It makes me feel…well…warm in my innermost parts…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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RGtools

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#10 posted 10-17-2011 08:43 PM

I know just how wonderful that feels. I have a few tools in my shop made by friends. They are my treasures.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Gary

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#11 posted 10-17-2011 09:02 PM

Hey Brit….so would it be appropriate to say it warms the cockles of my soup bowl?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Brit

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#12 posted 10-17-2011 09:39 PM

Now you’re making me hungry.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 10-17-2011 10:20 PM

:-)) ..LOL ….. now thats the chuckle is over :-)
I can shout CONGRAT`S ANDY !!! ..... an original Mafe ….. thats a treasure
but are you sure …. where is the coin … where is the coin
if its a fail in the production line …. its even more rare …. then you need a saftybox of the big ones
in a bank like Fort Knox ..... :-)

what a nice gesture of you Mads , again and again you show you have the hart the right place :-)

take care
Dennis

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littlecope

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#14 posted 10-18-2011 03:28 AM

A Beautiful Marking Knife Andy… That Mads fellow is truly Something Special…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#15 posted 10-18-2011 03:47 AM

what a great gift
from one wonderful guy
to another

an original treasure for sure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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