First of all the sad stuff, they are made in China since about 8 years an no loger in the USA. But except from that they are a classic item you need to have. The design is mainly unchanged since 100 years now, if that doesn´t speaks a language. I was giving away two of them one to a friend and one to my sister and theyboth love them. With my friend, “where is Stanley” turned out to be a common phrase and I envied him for “Stanley”. My sister uses “Stanley”even as a part of self defense kit when walking home at night from work.
The main reason I did not by one, was that I already have a similar size steel one. But you have to understand that Stanleys have got a kind of a soul. With their look, their handle and the performance to burn your moth on the content even after 12 hours. So I´m a happy owner of one as well now. Welcome to the club! Try it out, give a good friend one as a present and see how long you last before you buy your own or beg him for a greenish present with a handle.
Marry goes shopping – Milano:
We are heading through the snow-covered Alps to Varese + Milano for Marry´sBirthday Party. Probably no Red Wings are on the shoe shopping list, something more high heeled and likely black.
Happy birthday mom – French forge de laguiole knife: Couldn´t post the images earlier be-cause I did not want to spoil her birthday present. Recently I was in France and I saw this beauty. It´s hard to find a fitting present for her, but this time I think I hit it. She is into pocket knifes as well, and probably carry hers more often than I do. Im sure I inherited the fascination for knifes from her. At least she did not do anything against it – im glad for that.
But getting back to the forge de laguiole knife. I always wanted to have one and there is the saying that the best presents are the ones you struggle to let them go. It got a very elegant shape, perfect piece of craftsmanship and nice details. Love the bee or fly, the decoration cuts on the back of the blade and black, gold and silver matched so well together. I do not want to start to talk about the details of a original laguiole knife,there are others who are more versed to do so.
I wanted to check some details on the knife and she had to get it from her handbag. So it seems to be well accepted.
Happy birthday be-cause !
What started last year as a project to collect and record some ideas, photos and stories, has developed a lot. I´m really happy about that year and want to thank especially these persons who mention and inspired me.