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24 11, 2016

2016 “Knife in the Hat”

By |November 24th, 2016|Event Reports, Membership News|0 Comments

A tradition among knife makers is the knife swap known as a "Knife in the Hat." Each maker who wishes to participate makes a knife. When all of the knives are finished, names are drawn, and your knife goes to someone else. In turn, you receive a knife from another maker. A KITH is a great way for makers to own other makers' works without having to shell out the cash. Another benefit, and perhaps the most relevant to the TKG, is that with our exchange there is an expectation of feedback. You see, it's rude to point out the flaws in another man's knife [...]

2 11, 2016

A word about “handmade” knives and the TKG

By |November 2nd, 2016|Membership News|0 Comments

The following is from the most recent national Knifemakers Guild newsletter (November 2016). While the TKG is not formally affiliated with the national guild, we hold many of the same values and standards. Our goal in the TKG is to promote knifemaking, however you do it, but whatever your method, full disclosure is a must. "The Guild recognizes that the term "Handmade Knives" is difficult to define and subject to varying interpretations, but hold that, at a minimum, it requires that a maker personally grind, forge, or knap the blade, and honestly disclose how each component is produced. The real question is how much work [...]

18 01, 2016

Managing Your Member Profile

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