BLADE Show 2015 is in the books and I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time! Not only was I running the Instagram account for TTAK, posting up photos of cool and new products, but I got to meet some titans in the knife world. Among them Doug Ritter, Ethan Becker, Michael Collins, Sal Glesser, and more. I walked away with some cool hardware as well. You can read my recap here.
My brief history on Ray Mears’ Woodlore knife is up on The Truth About Knives. Click here to read about this modern classic, as well as some other examples of the pattern!
It was a glorious autumn weekend when we set out for the Cranberry River Wilderness, part of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Getting up before dawn on a Friday morning, we left the morning commuters behind and drove west from Washington, D.C.
Rather than take Interstate-81 south, we jumped over the border to West Virginia as soon as we could, where the highways quickly got smaller and smaller, until there was only a single lane of traffic in either direction. The scenery was profoundly more enjoyable because of this decision, evidenced by the photo above.