Farol Maritime Knifes: A while ago I found the great webiste of Farol a french knifemaker in la Rouchelles. Maritime inspired knifes of a extraordinaire design and from what I´ve seen of great quality. Unfortunately I haven´t touched one yet but they will stay within my radar.
Bremerhaven – Harbour: Visiting my sister inBremerhaven, I had to see the harbour with it´s ships and shipyards. The peak time of the shipbuiling in Bremerhaven is long gone. With incredible efficiency even the huge containerships are unloaded and reloaded within a day or two, so not too many sailors or hookers in town. But some remains of the glory times are still there and tried to be preserved.
My old Zippo – Popeye feinschmucked: This is the prototype for the Popeye Zippo upgraded by Feinschmuck, and distributed via Amtraq.My old Zippo from April 1993 (D IX, here the dating codes) in solid brass and brushed surface. The distributed ones will look like this.
The Feinschmuck Anchor belt buckle is aging:
Yesterday the Feinschmuckanchor belt buckle got some treatment and is now ready for some leatherwork which will be done by Simon from after the denim. This is how the belt buckle looked before.
A great new T-Shirt “Ecole Maritime” arrived on Friday. Thanks to Eric from Life Time Gear for pointing me in his article to this company. Fatboy Clothing is a small brand in France which put in a lot of manual labour in their T-Shirts with nice designs and details.
Just by accident I found this old German Navy Sailor knife called “Bordmesser” in the drawer of my father in law. A well used vintage knife from 1964 by Hugo Köller Solingen. He told me he got the knife from a fisherman who killed the fish with the Marlinspike / Marlspieker. (the usual purpose is to fix ropes or to open knots).