We are always searching for the next piece of great gear. Late this Autumn, I met a fellow canoeing and outdoor enthusiast whose full time job now consists of making knives. Karl is from Minnesota and man oh man, does he have skills! Right away, we hit it off and after looking at his work in person, I knew that we had to collaborate on a new knife that would stand up to anything the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness could dish out.
The result is a workhorse. THE BOUNDARY WATERS BELT KNIFE.
It is a piece of art. It is a (very) sharp blade -- tough enough to
conquer all your cutting needs. It can slice and dice a tomato and
carve up your first nights steak even after making firewood kindling,
whittling up a few tent stakes and setting up camp for you all on its
It is hand forged from simple carbon steel and designed with a
full tang. The craftsmanship that goes into it is top notch. On the forge, the steel has been
formed to shape a natural finger guard below the blade. This is a knife
that just feels right in your hand and fits on your belt like no
other. In addition, each leather sheath is crafted by hand to fit your
knife and only your knife.
I convinced Karl to take time out of
his busy schedule and make us four. That's right, we've only got four
of these beauties. Two with brown curly maple handles and two with black curly maple handles. We are offering them to you here first. First come first serve. I'm
not sure if we'll be able to get anymore before Christmas, I suspect
not. He's making knives daily and if he gets time off, he makes
something else, like the canoe below.
You can get more information on the pages of our online catalog.
Watch our blog for more great gift ideas from gear, to books and
jewelry. We're putting new items online daily. Just because you've
seen our paper catalog, doesn't mean you've got your finger on the pulse
of everything new at Piragis Northwoods Company.
We promise to keep you updated on the latest and greatest, right here.
Take care, Tim Stouffer, Catalog Director
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Introducing The Boundary Waters Belt Knife
I'm the Marketing Director, Catalog Director and Webmaster at Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog here in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We specialize in lightweight canoes and camping gear and have been serving our community and the worldwide community of paddlers since 1979. We know our stuff because we get out there and paddle. We are passionate about canoeing and wilderness.