We will go hiking right now, but super last minute Manfred from Feinschmuck gave me a first sample of step one for making a special Zippo. The patina of the brass looks like not well treated parts on a ship in saltwater conditions (Or as Eric once said “angeranzt“). This is only step one, we are still brainstorming what motive shall be included on one of the sides of the Zippo. Suggestions are welcome!
Hohentwiel Schaufelraddampfer – paddlewheeler
Being sunday on the lake for a bit of sailing the Hohentwiel came really close to us. The Hohentwiel was build in 1913 and was once the stateship of King Wilhelm II. of Baden Württemberg. Put out of service in 1963 it was restored in the 80th until 1988 and is since cruising on the lake of constance. Inside the ship you can see the engine working and see the full beauty of a perfect restauration. Do not miss the chance of one of her dinner or jazz cruises on the lake – could be an unforgettable time.
New DICTUM catalogue – Tools and more:
Wow! Amazing what DICTUM put together in their new catalogue. If you are into tools, knifes or axes there is probably not a finer selection of brands from all over the world put together in one catalogue. A lot of German, American, Scandinavian, Japanese and English brands, all with an amazing drive towards perfection. All got their price but you will get what you pay! And if you plan to buy tools which your son might still able to use with joy and pride – get them now!
(copyright of the images all by Dictum)
Meeting Mr. MotArt Journal in Bayonne – Vintage Vietnam Zippo:
While being in south of France for a week I was able to meet Frank from MotArt Journal. It was a great pleasure to have a coffee with him in Bayonne and I hope we see soon again. Probably @ the Monaco boat show with our new Boat or at the press launch at lake of constance. Btw. great vintage original Vietnam Zippo – for sure he got style.
Last weekend I had my first regatta and was ment to be close to 20 hours on the lake. Maria from Feinschmuck gave me this silver Amulett/Talisman on that day.
The Ullr, Uller or also called Wuldor is an is an ancient nordic god from around the 3rd century. He is mostly shown with a bow and on skies. He is the god of glory, the winter, the hunt and the fight.
Check the english entry on Wikipedia for a very comprehensive explanation about him or the shorter in german.
Gin Tonic, Cuba Libre or a Pernod ?
Have a nice weekend for the lucky ones who are “out” already! I´m soon to have finished the last job for this week and tomorrow is holiday time. Going to south France for a week and I will probably see Frank from MotArt Journal. Have a good time see you soon. Ah, and I will have to dicide if my drink will be a Gin Tonic, Cuba Libre or a Pernod ? Hmm too many choices.