John and Mike Gudmundson,
I just received one of the best Christmas gifts ever...one of your North Arm Kormode Filet knives.
It came from a great friend, also from this forum....Chilliwack's own T.K. aka "Hmmm" here.
I can tell you, and anyone else reading this, that the quality is superb, and the photos and descriptions offered are woefully insufficient.
The blade is keen and precise, and surgically even and sharp-- a Caveman or Sasquatch could safely, comfortably and effectively shave with it.
The handle and the metal handle section are machined perfectly to fit each other--no rough or high spots, and a they're a perfect match; the rivets holding the knife together, as well as those on the sheath are beefy and permanent.
When you slip the knife into the sheath, it has a couple of properly bent wings at the hilt to snap the knife in place,
so even if you hold it upside down, the knife won't slide out.
I am going to discard all the knives I'll never use again, as they pale in comparison to the fine tool you've created.
I'll take hand-crafted goods over mass-produced every time, and I'd encourage anyone who wants the best knife they'll ever own to not only get one, but to challenge any of these claims.
I'd be anxious to hear the take of guys who use knives daily as part of their jobs...all the guides--Nog, Tofino Guy, and ANYBODY who appreciates what a great knife does for them. My wife and I have a phenomenal German cooking knife set we got for a wedding present--I thought I'd never see or handle that kind of quality again, and you have at least matched, if not exceeded it.
That TK had the blade engraved with my tag-line: "Be well, make friends, catch fish" makes it that much more special. And Scotty---thanks for contributing the fitting name--"Kormode" to this fine knife.
I am going to follow T.K's lead, and gift a few special friends---a lodge owner or two-- with one of these great tools.
Thanks gentlemen, thanks TK, and Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year to all.