Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Santa Fe Stoneworks Knives at Smith Galleries

Having worked with or around tools for most of my adult life, I can not underestimate the importance of having tools and equipment of excellent quality. It doesn’t matter whether you are working with heavy equipment or hand tools, your work will be easier and better when what you are working with is well made. Perhaps it is being married to a man who has used various types of equipment and
tools working with clay, working with wood, doing framing, taking photographs, working in the yard as well as working in the kitchen, that I have increased my appreciation for good quality tools. And all other qualities being equal, I choose tools that are beautiful to look at.

Around our home and business, we use a lot of different kinds of tools, but the one item we use more than any other, day in and day out is a knife. Wally carries one in his pocket every day because he never knows when it will be needed. I think this is true of many men, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, I think this is a good time to look at the beautifully made knives by Santa Fe Stoneworks. Set in the shadows of the Sangre de Crosto mountains, the artisans at Santa Fe Stoneworks handcraft art knives of rare beauty in a century-old adobe ranch house. From one of a kind custom designs to popular, affordable collections of pocket knives,
men’s gifts and accessories, each Santa Fe Stoneworks collectible is a unique example of the cutler’s art. Whether it is the design of the knife, the metals used for the body and the blade, or the various stones, woods, and fossils used on the handle; care is given to design and function so that each knife  is a marriage of fine steels with gemstone, shell, or intricate marquetry. Each knife has completed a journey of countless painstaking steps before it leaves the Santa Fe Stoneworks studio.

So if you are looking for something other than a tie or a pair of socks for Dad this Father’s Day, consider giving him one of our beautiful and functional Santa Fe Stoneworks knives. It may bring back memories of simpler times  when all the boys carried a pocket knife, even to school!

Smith Galleries is located in suite J11 (second level) of the Village at Wexford at 1000 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island, SC. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870

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