Recently I stumbled upon Daniel Winkler, a master bladesmith who specializes in making cutlery inspired by frontier America. Winkler made his first knife in 1975 as part of a project to outfit himself as an authentic woodsman of the 18th century. During the 18th century, the equipment and tools a man carried were out of necessity and a means of survivial. The idea of preserving this utilitarian way of life inspired Winkler to become a full time bladesmith. Among his many awards and projects, Winkler designed the knives and tomahawks for one of my favorite films, The Last of the Mohicans. His knives will last a life time and can be passed down through generations – making a Winkler knife the perfect present for the man in your life.
-Guest post by EAJ