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    Custom Order book is now open for 2014!

    http://www.catchesidecutlery.com/custom-order.html

    The page is currently a bit of a work in progress but its all there I think

    I did send a little early warning for my mailing list, as many on there have been asking me about work for a good while.

    Firstly, a bit different to most makers, I am taking limited orders only. I will close the order book once more when I have enough to fill 2014, and allow me time to do some non-commission experimental stuff, some more simple affordable, some one offs......to add to my site. This just helps me enjoy the mixture of work more.

    Currently I have firmly taken 1/3rd of my years work and am negotiating orders for another 1/3rd of the year. So places are filling up very fast, though I will be making extras too so I think this gives very fair opportunity to buy, as opposed to just building a huge list over the next few years, I will manage this year by year. So at least if you miss a place this year you know if you get on my mailing list you will be able to get in early in 2015.

    Each year I will aim take orders at around this time.

    A few changes for 2014 that should have been expected as I have mentioned before that I will not be doing any mono-steel this year and focusing on high end work. I was not too efficient at the utility stuff I am training someone to help with a utility aimed line but will not relaunch that side of business for a year or so.

    So this year, we have the Carbon Composite damascus option, I will only offer this option with the works, full damascus ferrule/endcap etc.

    3 Mosaic damascus types in my new mix of steels, with different edge materials.
    My Feather Damascus, Nickel and carbon mix spine half, double high carbon edge half.

    A tight basket weave in nickel high contrast, with a band of double high carbon on the edge.

    And a Fire within mosaic, This is a bit like a very tight crisp radial W's pattern but its made in a different way. Again we will have double high carbon edge and the Pattern part in Nickel/high carbon.

    The last two you will have to wait to see evolve.... Im happy to take an order for just "Mosaic damascus" for the time being and then you can make a choice nearer the time.

    Lastly we have my stainless damascus san mai, 01 core, available with stainless damascus handle parts.

    I will offer Mosaic or stainless damascus with non-damascus handles too, the damascus ferrule and endocarp is nice, but I realise not for everyone and it does add lots of time and therefore expense, so I'm happy to do burl wood ferrule/bone, whatever is requested and will work

    I have put up a few more profile Ideas I would like to make, with a meaty bias....

    Honesuki, Garsuki - Chicken wackers, but with can be made thinner and more multipurpose use in mind..
    Hankotsu - Boning out knife

    Butchers steak knife, similar to a bullnose but with a Wa handle I may get lynched for that I had better get a feedback thread going on these new meaty profiles and geometry.

    Thats all for now folks, If you have any questions, feedback etc do speak up.

    Many Thanks

    Will

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    Best of luck in the new year. I enjoy following your work.

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    Thanks my Friend, and to you

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    Amazing! I wish I could. Your work is unreal.
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    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    Just filled out the order form. And now I'm saving every penny I can scrounge.

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    Order in! Looking forward to hearing back.
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    I love the look of all your work, and I feel fortunate I got my order in last year. I cannot wait for my piece.

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    Thank you Guys all good yes indeed, and don't worry I will not forget I have a few pieces from this year to get done still I remember yours every time I shave infact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    Thank you Guys all good yes indeed, and don't worry I will not forget I have a few pieces from this year to get done still I remember yours every time I shave infact.

    So that means it will be extra special... right??? rightt???

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    Will, you keep raising the bar. I enjoy using your knives and now I'm jazzed about t
    he new Catchsides this year.

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