It really all started in 2015 when I bought this:
It's a small, box elder Sebenza from Chris Reeve Knives. And what a beauty it was. Unbelievable quality and so functional. I've always loved knives but this one was "over the top" in every way. Oddly, the colors in the wooden handles (called scales to a knife fan!) reminded me of my daughter's hair. Yea . . . I know that's a little strange but it is true!!
After several months I had an idea. For years my kids have known for years that I enjoy knives and I decided a cool thing to do would be to give a special knife to each of my children when I die. My idea was that every time they saw the knife, held it or used it they couldn't help but think about me a little.
So my plan was set but all I had was a knife for my daughter.
I've been a fly fisherman all my life and as soon as my son was old enough I started him fly fishing too and that has been something we shared for years and years. So when I saw a picture of a Chris Reeve Sebenza Pheasant Tail I knew instantly that this was the knife I had to have for my son. This was a very limited edition knife and it took months of searching online before I finally was able to locate one that I could afford. But when it came I was blown away. This knife fit the bill exactly!