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Throwin sparks
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I am so saddened to share, that one of my life passions has had to go the way of the Dodo. I have heard and certainly said myself that “ getting older is not for Wimps”. Well it’s true. I have been advised that I have some choices to make. My rheumatologist (Oh crap I am old.......) has strongly suggested I need to cease such hard use of my hands. I have been a Hairstylist for 43 years, woodworking all my life, knife maker, guitar lover, outdoors person and do it myself-er all my life. I have simply started to wear my hands out. Frown

The Knife making is done........... I am trying to come to the realization that this is eminent. Bittersweet, almost devastating. We have been in our home 15 years, the knife business is over. The Shop is SOLD, House is being inspected on Tuesday for its Sale, contract on new house. Bittersweet Frown I am so sad but in an interesting way, excited. I had forgotten how absolutely overwhelming and crazy this market is. After this is over I’m sure it will all sink in. I’m very blessed and I would like to thank everyone, everyone, that has supported DBK. Thank you all.........
Jim Grice
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Mr. Grice,

Very sorry to hear that, but I hope this change opens up new avenues of enjoyment for you. I was and I'm sure I will continue to be impressed by your level of excitement in your projects. I'm certain you'll be fine Smile

Glad I was able to snag 2 beautiful examples and give a third as a gift. I've heard it already cleaned a few deer and hogs.

Best of luck to you sir.





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Never a door shuts that a window does not open. Best of luck in the future and my/your knife continues to serve me well.

God Bless

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So sorry to hear this, Jim. I'm glad I had the opportunity to obtain a couple examples of your fine craftsmanship before you hang up your tools. Stay well.


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I’m sure that has been difficult. I really enjoyed working with you on the 2 knives we did. Life changes, something I can certainly empathize with, but it is fortunate that, when we want to, we can be very adaptive. I have no doubt that will hold true for you.
 
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sorry to hear. i completely understand, though. i have had to work through neck and back issues, myself. knifemaking can put a strain on the body, to be sure. i am sure you will be fine and move on to bigger and better things, my friend.

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Sorry to hear as well, Jim. I’m proud to have one of your works in my collection. All the best, and rest those mitts!

Todd


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Jim I am sorry to hear this and want to wish you the best in your future endeavors. I am glad to have the knife you made me and will pass it down to my son.
 
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I am sorry to hear it, but take care of yourself.




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Jim. I just don’t have the words.




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Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Jim.




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I sorry I never pulled the trigger on buying one of your beautiful knives now
 
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Jim, I'm very sad to read this.
It was a pleasure dealing with you on the knife you just delivered to my Son. I still have not seen it, but my Son is extremely happy with what you built.
The very best to you in the future.
 
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Sorry to hear the news Jim, but glad that you are putting your health first.

I wish to all the best and am proud to have gotten a few of your knives.






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I've greatly enjoyed seeing your work over the years, and I'm very sorry to hear that you'll have to stop. You've honestly been an inspiration for me in wanting to try my hand at this stuff. Take care of yourself, man.


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The kindness here is once again a “ Real Life “ example of what a great place we have here. Man, there is truth in “ change is hard.....”.
 
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Sorry to hear of your pain! You have made some great knives over the years! I hope you can enjoy whats to come in the future! Good Luck!


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You have put up some nicely-made examples of your craftsmanship. It is sad that you cannot continue doing something you obviously enjoy and are very good at doing. Best wishes for you moving forward.


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I wish the very best for you. Change somethings sucks and can be disorienting but I’m sure you will persevere.

As a knife lover it’s been awesome seeing your work through the years here and I’m sad they I never had the opportunity to pick up one of your knives. Good luck in the future, but you seem like the kind of guy who makes his own luck.




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Sorry to hear you have to give up your knife making. I will miss seeing your creations. You have quite the skills. A difficult decision no doubt. All the best giving your hands a rest.


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