Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Bifrost Blacksmithing in Ketchikan, Alaska had to have been one of the most pleasant and simple highlights of the trip. I know I said I was finished talking about Alaska but the whole knife thing reminded me.
Jake Beimier is a blacksmith like the old days. He loves his craft and he is such a pleasure to talk to. Get him going on his Viking club and you will learn things you never thought possible, anyway he was making knives out of railroad spikes and jewelry out of old silverware. We have all seen the spoon or fork handle ring but he took the scoop part of the spoon and fashioned them into leaves for a necklace - very cool.
The knives are rustic but razor sharp.
This 'skinner' design is his own creation. The knife is designed to hang from your pinky finger while you skin the animal rather than having to put the knife down and then pick it back up - makes sense to me.
Speaking of handmade here is a cheese update.
We are a month into it and we have a month to go. I have been shamelessly nibbling on the smaller one.
They taste great! I can not wait to cut into the big guy!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 11:19 AM