Things Fly Fishing Reminds You To Buy: Cutlery Edition

Fresh habanero peppers sat idly in the dish, no place for such a precious commodity. They belonged in the shark ceviche tacos about to be consumed. Sliced thin, only someone forgot their knife.

“Use this.”

“Ah … I used to have one kinda like this. Flat ground blade though – I think the serrated edges are too difficult to sharpen correctly.”

“Not a problem. Just drop it off at the factory and they’ll make it like new.”

A “hmm” spawned by a trip dinner discussion led to some shopping …

Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Simple, and yet refined without being flashy. Not irreplaceable, although they are toilsome to come by right now. Crafted by a Colorado company with US-made steel.

I was particularly intrigued by the fact that the owner of Spyderco is known for popping into the company’s web forums to answer questions about the products, and that he and his son take co-credit for the Paramilitary 2’s design by etching their initials into every blade. Those who buy into Freudian pop psychology would call that anal retentiveness; I declare it shrewd marketing and astute attention to detail, hence worthy of my wallet.

Now a permanent resident of the fishing pack. If not a pants pocket.

MG signing off (because keeping up with the Joneses is lame, but being ill-equipped to cut hot peppers is much more so)