Memories of summer birthday
and a few gifts that still make me smile
This summer in the end of June I held my birthday at the workshop.
As you can see I was spoiled by some of the guests.
One of the guests were my friend Flemming, he is the reason I have a collection of pocket knifes now, yes it’s true he gave me so many during the last couple of years that I became a collector without even knowing it. ;-)
This day was no different, Flemming brought several knifes and a bottle of Jack.
Since it was a party day I got two with wine openers, a newer on top and the most wonderful old one under, this old knife has become one of my favorites, it has a history in the worn wood and wonderful old carbon steel.
They are both German, the old one Soligen, yes a Swiss knife are more practical stainless steel and all that jazz, plastic handle that need no care… but charm and life… naaaaaa, so yes I feel lucky again.
I also got a couple of vintage Mora sløjd knifes, think these are old school versions, so I might have used one of them as a boy in sjøjd class. These are basic Scandinavian tools made in Sweeden, they have always been good at this and had the recourses to produce tools when the industrial revolution set in.
I might re-handle one of them one day, but for now I use them as they are, they can become wonderful sharp and hold a good edge.
Ty our LJ friend also came by to congrat me, he brought me this beautiful centerfinder he had made.
As with everything Thy does it was crisp and beautiful in the smallest details.
This one is now hanging on my shop wall and makes me smile so often.
Wonderful wood, wonderful finish.
Ohhh yes he also brought me his own homemade oak tree dye, this I will look forward to try when I have the right project.
Will just share one more special knife with you.
Svane kniv means swan knife.
Special made for the Danish marked.
So yes I am a happy monkey here in Copenhagen, feeling spoiled, are spoiled and love it thank you.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.