- Aug 13, 2009
That’s awesome! What a great experience!Picked up the new Impinda this morning. Quite a bit tighter than the year old user I've got in my EDC lineup. And I got to see the whole CRK mothership as well, Anne Reeve as my guide. What a great experience, and she is a wonderful lady... spent lots of time, answered all the questions (except "what new stuff is coming along" you know the little boy in me had to at least try). What a fascinating place and the process to make all these knives we so love is way more involved than you might think. And the machinery! Wow! I was boggled, for sure, and my appreciation for the CRK products is even higher tonight, which I didn't think was possible (sorry, more fanboy sounds). For all the high tech machinery, there is still an amazing amount of hand work in each knife... you know how folks are always warned about swapping blades from one to another, it may or may not work because they are hand fit? It's true, I saw the gentleman doing just that... amazing stuff!
Anyway, if you ever get the opportunity to come to Boise and pick up a knife in person, by all means try to arrange a tour of the place, you'll be glad you did.
My thanks to Anne and Kevin for doing that, and all the nice folks working on our future purchases.