Monday, November 20, 2023



As part of a grandfather’s continuing tradition to his grandson, Jeremiah David Browning - this is the 14th handmade knife made by friends for his birthday. This year’s outstanding knife was made by talented knife maker, Simeon England, of Edmonton, Kentucky. Jeremiah received this knife for his 23rd birthday, November 7, 2023.

Simeon created a handsome knife with a hand forged blade with an English walnut handle, inletted with silver wire, with a poured pewter bolster. Continuing in the tradition since the first knife was made by Ian Pratt in 2010, two hearts are stamped into the blade, engraved in the silver cap is Jeremiah’s birthday – Nov. 7, 2023. And HDW and JDB is engraved as well.  Simeon's touch mark is also stamped in the blade.

The handsome sheath was made by Darrel Lang, Wayne, Michigan.

This is the 14th knife made for the continuing tradition from a grandfather to a fine grandson. Last year's knife was made by Max Soaper, 2021 knife was made by Josh Wrightsman, 2020 by Charlie Wallingford, 2019 knife was made by Todd Butler; 2018 knife was made Kyle Willyard; 2017 by Steve Auvenshine; the 2016 knife was made by Frank House, 2015 by Doug Delsemme; 2014 by Todd Daggett; 2013 - Daniel Casey; 2012- Joe Seabolt; 2011- Glen Mock; and the first, made in 2010 by Ian Pratt.

Thanks to all fourteen of these special artists for making my grandson’s gifts extra special.

Next year’s (15th) knife will be created by Elizabeth Ashlee. 

H. David Wright
Gallatin, Tennessee
November 17, 2023

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