It's time to get out and hunt for wild edible plants and mushrooms! Not to mention that after the last frost gives way to warmer nights gourmet mushroom spores can be spread or plugged in their preferred environment. In gearing up to make a trip to my favorite mushroom hunting grounds to inoculate the best sites while seeking fiddleheads and wild leeks. Get yourself, or your favorite forager, a custom foraging knife and enjoy the flavor of wild edibles. Send email Prices start at $200 and includes a sheath.
I had the honor of contributing to a magazine for their first issue some time ago. This happened before I started NYCutlery. At the time I was still working with Ryan McGinley and traveling the country far and wide.
Windows is the first in a series of books to be released by Xavier Guardans and published by Damiani. The book features photographs he made in Kenya. After his trips to Africa we made several trips to the western US and drove to the southern tip of South America to make the work for the subsequent books.
Quite a while ago this piece came out about the knives I make. Back then I was constantly experimenting and reinventing my process. Today my passion to make objects that are tangible, useful, and aesthetically pleasing remains the core of my business.
The knife grinder I built back then is still going strong, and now it has many new attachments and runs two belts simultaneously. For the last couple of years I've been working out of an old industrial loft building and collecting more and more equipment, but the grinder remains the most indispensable object in my shop. I spend quite a lot of time maintaining and calibrating my tools. They may not be the biggest or most expensive on the market over complicated by bells and whistles and computerized gizmos, but they perform very well in the right conditions. I value what I have and wish to keep it all in good working order because I wasn't brought up to believe that something should be replaced when the newest model rolls off the assembly line. I'm very thankful for what I have and the lessons I have learned along the way.
There will be a book signing this Friday at Dashwood Books for Jason Nocito's latest release of 8x10 view camera photographs. This past summer we drove back highways across the US shooting all along the way.