Thanks to you both for taking the time and effort to put together and post this wonderful video!
I have been part of this forum for many years, and even though Yangdu and others have posted photo essays of the factories, your video really provides a glimpse into the place that makes the knives we all love.
Now if you will excuse me I am going to watch it again...
Nice work Howard. I guess in your first post you made some things clear but it was still hard for some to understand judging from the posts about safety. I guess I am less shocked. I have spent an awful lot of time in countries far less regulated than ours and they seem to be getting along fine but it doesn't mean that the work of Yangdu and Uncle Bill to make things safer are not a good thing. Just means it is a harder sell. Heck, I don't always do things all that OSHA quality in my home shop either.
Thank you so much for the view into the making of our fantastic knives. What was the time frame for this filming? If it was recently, that could've been my M43 Tirtha was handling. Nice to think about anyway. Thanks again.
I grew up abroad, so maybe it's just me, but that pretty much looked like every tool type shop I've seen anywhere outside the US. Even when I was living in Spain a couple of years ago I could tell they weren't quite so paranoid about personal safety. Fine by me, you should see how dangerously I work in my shop, and the most deadly things we handle are probably the industrial sewing machines and the occasional titanium foil sheeting, regardless, I'm sure I manage to hurt myself way more often than the guys in Nepal. =\
So was that an M43 in the "Handling" video? I gotta have one.
What about that engraving work? That seems much more elaborate than any I've seen so far, looked great.