The William Wood’s Bladeworks Kraken has returned safely home to American shores. It has spent the past year in Israel, being carried by my friend Jon (who likewise has safely returned) during the latter half of his service in the Israeli Defense Forces. Jon dropped by to visit yesterday and the knife will shortly be on its way back down to Will. I will probably hang onto it long enough to cut another pizza up with it. It is a hard knife to let go of.
In addition to the the knife being awesome in and of itself, it is beginning to accumulate stories and scars. Before it was the most bad-assed hummus spreading tool in the Middle East, I put it through one of the most thorough reviews that I had ever done. Including skinning a groundhog that had been raiding my garden. It also served as the vehicle through which I wrote one of the editorials of which I am most proud, my piece “The Kraken goes to War (with our prayers for peace)”. It is now time for Will to send it on more adventures and hopefully relay the tales back to us.