As young children, we often heard from leaders and parents at camps and trips, "No throwing knives!" Usually it was when we took out our Fishies or even bigger closing knives and tried to see if they would stick in a stump or a log. (We were well-behaved, so of course we knew not to stab a live tree).
Tents, field kitchens, morning warm-ups, night watches, swimming, flag-raising, campfires - all this belongs to the summer camps we almost all went to as children, we remember them with nostalgia and send our children to them again.
The two holiday months are an opportunity for those of us who have outgrown the school to relax, recreate and recharge our batteries. For example, going fishing early in the morning, sitting down by the still quiet river, casting a rod and thinking - this is an ideal time for anyone who has experienced the beauty of fishing. It's not for nothing that they say that time spent fishing by the water doesn't count towards life.
Just like last year - on the first Saturday in August, namely 5.8.20233 at 12:00, the traditional Knife Festival will begin in the sports complex in Mikulášovice. And this year there is also something to look forward to.
Prázdniny doslova klepou na dveře a tak finišujeme s přípravami a balením na dovolenou. Pro mnohé z nás je nepředstavitelné, že by s sebou nevzali svůj nůž. A proto jsme pro vás na Instagramu připravili drobnou soutěž - jen tak pro radost.
It is well known that Mikulášovice, a small town in the north of the country in the region of Bohemian Switzerland, is the headquarters of our company. The Museum of Cutlery Tradition, which is located in the Tourist Information Centre in the very centre of the town, is also very popular. However, it is not so well known that there is also a specialised shop selling our knives in the same building.
Celníky dnes nejčastěji potkáváme na dálnicích, kde kontrolují projíždějící kamiony nebo o nich čteme v souvislosti se zadržením kontrabandů pašovaného zboží. K mužům a ženám v černých uniformách neodmyslitelně patří pistole za pasem. Představa, že by místo ní nosili po boku malý mečík, nám připadá absurdní.
It stands somewhat unfairly in the shadow of hunting, kitchen or military knives, yet it is a knife that is almost irreplaceable in its field. And it's appreciated not only by professional waiters and bartenders, but by all of us who need to open any bottle at home, whether in the kitchen or at a summer barbecue. Handy nife is equipped with a corkscrew in the first place. Without it, opening a bottle closed with a cork stopper is practically an unsolvable problem.
It's not exactly a knife, it's not exactly a sword, it's a type of chopping weapon that can be classified in a fairly broad group of so-called machetes. Large chopping weapons, also designed for work, have been developed independently all over the world. Our Guru has its roots in Nepal, where the kukri knife was born among the Gurkha hill people.