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    kaeleb's kids knife

    I asked kaeleb to make a knife for one of the line cook's newborn boy. The blade is redwood, handle is koa and all the oils and finishes used were natural and food safe so the knife can be chewed on by a baby and be okay.

    Matt uncorked a great one! Clearly, this was from the craftsman's heart. After all the work he's done for me and never having met him, Matt has become a dear friend of sorts.

    Here's the redacted thank you from the baby's father:

    Many thanks for the baby's wonderful gift. I'm going between keeping it as a showpiece, and letting him chop away. I'm leaning toward the latter. Not processing real food, but playing along. I imagine him around the age of three, next to me, boosted by a step stool, prepping the evening's meal just like daddy does. The knife might wear, and stain, and maybe even break because of it. But if it does, we'll fix it together. And then one day it will be passed along in whatever condition it's in. And it will have even more value.

    Many Thanks
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    I'm not happy about the prospect of it breaking, but at least he's thinking about the kid's future.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    What a love in that piece of wood!

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    Great knife and great heart! Hope your dreams come true.

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    How cool is that???

    Great "knife"!
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    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    Very cool thought!

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    What a thoughtful present.

    Beautiful work, Matt.

    Awesome!

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    niiicceee!!!!
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    Cool, I am very happy he likes it. It was fun to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    What is the grind like?

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