We came home from the SHOT show in Las Vegas last Sunday. CRKT produced Bob's 70th birthday knife. Our first piece with them, the BT-70. We spent lots of time at their booth. Then there was the TKI (Tactical Knife Invitational) on Saturday night. It was a busy week for this knife wife.
We flew home on Sunday with Gus Cecchini of GTC knives so that he and Bob could finish their collaboration. This is their 3rd collaboration. Gus did some CnC work at his shop in Brazil. Shipped parts and carried parts to New Mexico. I left them alone during the day so they could work. Bob made Gus breakfast and lunch daily. Gus IS the only knife maker and designer that my husband really admires. They work together really well. Listening to old cowboy songs on Pandora as they profile and grind and assemble.
We did go out a few times and one day it was warm enough for me to put the top down in my car for a chilly ride home from the bank! We got to see the movie "American Sniper" together. Great film.
The last night Gus was here I made a typical American turkey dinner. We invited Lucas Burnley, and Richard Rogers. Sitting at the table, and listening to them talk about their work, the knife biz, and their plans for the future. I told them all this when we were together. They are the next generation of Terzuola, Lake, and Walker. Innovation, design, and dedication to their craft is their world. Each coming to it with their own personalities and style. Sitting at a table with that much talent is a lesson in humility.
Terzuola, Cecchini, Burnley, and Rogers in Bob's shop.
I asked them to point their blades together. Silly picture!
Each knife was marked with CECCHINI/TERZUOLA CT-3. All have sold. They are truly beautiful. Gus designed a new flipper mechanism that is like a trigger lever, so there isn't the ugly hook that most flippers have. This gives a flipper knife grace and balance.
|Terzuola and Cecchini 2015 CT-3|
Bye for now Gus. We hope to have you back soon. Bob loves working together, and the work shows it!
Each day is a gift, open now.
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