The blue Swiss knives are so cool. When you see someone else with a blue one instead of the red ones, you kinda both know, it's like a secret club. "Yeah, you got the blue one? I got the blue one too."
I have a handful of old ones I’ve acquired over the years, but none as pretty as our client gifts last year. Partners got carbone, clients Inox
Have no women clients. Not a lot of female CEO/CFOs out there in smallcap land.random. said:Cool knives, but 20 years ago I would have thought they were appropriate gifts to clients. We gave ours some quality multitools once, they had a fold out knife and the women were horrified, circa 1999.
Thanks Rasp, you just cost me $199...I met a custom knife maker, David Boye at a boat show. He sort of accidentally messed up a batch of SS alloy by adding too much cobalt which crystalized and created 'dendritic steel'. He would send samples of each batch to some university metallurgy lab and they looked at his failed batch under a electron microscope and told him his goof had made a stainless steel that would hold an edge better than anything they had ever seen. The rest is history but his knives are legendary! He gave me one of his basic sailing knives with a marlinspike but it got thiefed on a boat delivery! Here is one of his customs that I should just 'bite the bullet' and buy for myself.
I did a couple of knife 3d models in Rhino3D for him which really fascinated him and he invited me to his 'knife commune' out in the Arizona desert but I sadly never took him up on his internship.
Read the story about his unique alloys and knives.
Yeah, nice knife! That is the one that David Boye gave to me after a late night taking design dictation from him while I modeled a big K-Bar sort of knife on my laptop running Rhino3D. He was really impressed how well the software could create a 3d model of the knife blank which could then be 3d printed or even milled in wax which could then be used for lost wax investment casting. The resolution with which fine details such as bevels or blood grooves would be far beyond his traditional technique and the 'near net' wax milled blanks would greatly reduce the time and effort spent grinding and polishing.Sheepsfoot Folder with Marlinspike "2nd" - Denim Blue