It wasn’t obvious what was in a wrapped gifty box a good friend had dropped off. He offered that I should open it sooner rather than later, probably guessing I’d want to play right away. Thinking it might be nice to open a present at the regularly scheduled time, I left it rest for that week and din’t give it much thought.
I wish I’d opened it sooner, don’t you think?
The moment came and it was time to open the gift.
It’s rare you’ll find Biggles at a loss for words, continued with a lump in the throat. What could I have possibly done or said to deserve such a gift? I dunno. But ain’t it cool lookin’?
I’d mention the gifter’s name, but he enjoys his anonymity and I’ll just leave it at that.
But wait, it gets better. Meathead jumped up and said, “Hey Biggles !!! IT’S ENGRAVED !!!” And he was right.
Click on the image above to get a much larger version where you can see the Meathenge logo!
A real Meathenge Knife? Coolest thing ever, my cool factor just elevated a few points.
How does it work on porks, chickens and beefs? Perfection, it is now my goto knife for meat. How does it handle fresh herbs? Better than I’d hoped and use it for that every chance I get. Onions? You bet and it literally laughs in the face of thine wascally carrot.
I’ve always had older carbon steel blades, with a nice patina that protects from rust and tarnish. But this is a new one (made out of recycled swedish saw steel) and the lemons I was tearing through started the patina a little prematurely, so it needs to remain oiled on a regular basis.
The handle has curves on it so pretty you find yourself staring, up & down, OooOooOo. So smooth and well fit that the Egyptian pryamid builders would be impressed with. Not only that, it’s comfortable to use. If you feel the need for such a cool blade, dial in Michael Hemmer’s web site and have a look. He’s a really neat guy living up in the woods of Oregon and has been forging his own way since 1982. Nicely done Michael.
Oh, I can just hear you now. “Oh, Dr. Biggles !??! Is it sharp?”
Yes, yes it is. It makes an excellent razor and if you’re not careful (or like me, you don’t know how to use a real razor) it’ll take a patch of skin clean off. See? Good thing Mama keeps a good load of large bandaids handy.
Hugs to everyone,