Well, it seems like an age since I last deposited a blog, which actually means I have loads to tell. and some "cutting news"
Our IOL practitioner courses are receiving rave reviews. And why not as we give then excellent instruction, decent grub and the best bushcraft location I've ever seen. Sorry Dave, I still love your place.
This is the busiest time of the year for Bushcraft. The school residential have all finished but its the season for scout camps and other organisations that are really enjoying the courses. The weather too has kept us on our toes on the campsite with a coupe of near floods. But we sleep like the dead and wake up in the heart of the forest either in our cabin or the hammock in the woods.
We had decided early on that we would remain a school and would not expand into marketing anything other than ourselves, but my search for a useful knife for school use other than the superb Mora cheapie has lead me to a manufacturer.
I had often mused on the idea that if there was a good knife that looked a little mere professional than the Mora, was maintainable as a kit knife and attractive enough to sell to my clients then I would explore it. The trouble is that there isn't anything commercially available for less than £100 unless you import and in fact to buy the knife I want would cost me more than twice that.
Over the last few months I have designed a knife and had some samples manufactured that I will feature at the Wilderness gathering this week. they arrived with me today and I'm not disappointed at all.
It will take a little time to work out a retail price for the beast given my lack of experience with import duties and import vat but my first rough calculations are very promising.
See you at the gathering.