Our Knives: The Spirit, the Story, and the Connection

When I craft a Provenance Made knife, my ultimate goal is for those who use it to connect with the spirit and story of the materials it's made from. I want you, as the user, to feel a profound appreciation for what these ancient trees have given to us, and to see the beauty that lies within them.

These pieces – the wood, the craftsmanship, the knife itself – have a spirit of their own. They have stories that stretch back through centuries, witnessing events that have shaped our world. And while they may not have been conscious of it all, I can't help but think that they might be more aware than we realize.

Imagine a tree that has stood for hundreds of years, witnessing soldiers fighting and dying at its feet, or the cycles of birth and death that occur within its embrace. These trees have lived through the events that fill our history books, and their stories are etched in their grain patterns and textures.

As I select the wood for each Provenance Made knife, I do so with great care and consideration. I think about not only the beauty of the wood but also its history and the spirit that resides within. The way the wood is used and presented in the final knife is a reflection of my deep respect for these stories and my desire to share them with you.

I believe that when you hold a Provenance Made knife in your hand, you can truly sense the history it carries – the provenance, if you will. I want you to feel that connection to the tree, the forest, and the countless years that have passed since it first took root. Through our knives, we can honor and appreciate the sacrifices and contributions these ancient trees have made to our world.

In the end, my hope is that a Provenance Made knife serves not only as a functional tool but also as a bridge to the past and a gateway to the future. As you use our knives and connect with the stories they hold, may you also be inspired to join our mission of protecting and restoring the environment, especially old growth trees. By developing a respect for the past, we can work together to create a better, more sustainable future for generations to come.

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