Expat™ Knives, An ESEE Production

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  1. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    About Expat™ Knives:

    Mr. Callwood's place for those in the know:

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    Over two decades ago, I got a passport, made my move on the biggest of board games, and headed down to the Caribbean for a few years. There are many little salty corners of the Caribbean where weathered expatriates gather around food and drink, sitting on docks, or in old teak chairs in the sand. Each has a waterlogged passport in his pocket, typically filled with multi-colored stamps from surrounding islands, some of which have changed little since cannons once thundered off their shores.


    Anyone else here swung in this tire swing?

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    To varying degrees, they are each running from something: life in a cubicle, an old lover, the IRS. But they are also seeking something in that salt air: adventure. Food features prominently in that adventure. Whether it’s boiling lobsters or grilling tuna, there’s a good chance they either caught the meal or know the guy that did. Then there’s climbing the tree to get coconuts to shred for the rice. And chopping up the palm to get the heart for the salad. Maybe they even killed and quartered the chicken for the jerk dish, or the arroz con pollo. Regardless, food itself is an adventure in the Caribbean. And, then, after dinner, when the sun’s gone, there’s driftwood that needs prepped for the bonfire on the beach that everyone will gather around to reflect on today’s adventures and to plan tomorrow’s.


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    Expat™ Knives was born out of these adventures. Adventures that require tools to squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of the experience, rather than detract from it, by being inferior or incapable. Tools that last as long as the memories. Tools that reflect life over the horizon: simple and timeless.

    But adventures aren’t limited to setting fishing records off the coast of Cuba like Hemingway. I’ve had yak steaks in the Himalayas. I’ve built fires to stay warm in bombed-out bunkers in the Balkans. And I still clearly remember deer hunting in the snowy Pennsylvania woods of my youth. Adventure is stalking elk along the Salmon River in Idaho, canoeing the Boundary Waters, and building a bamboo shelter in the Amazon. Or, it could just be showing your kids the stars on a summer campout.


    Living the dream:

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    Whatever your adventure, Expat™ Knives are designed to enhance it, to enable you to thrive not only in the field, but in the kitchen as well. And with any luck, you may just be fortunate enough for those two places to be one and the same.


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    Get out there. Sail or hike to the horizon. Live life intentionally. Make memories. John Muir famously wrote, “Who has not felt the urge to throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea into an old sack and jump over the back fence?” Muir did just that. And walked from Indiana to the Gulf Coast. Find your back fence--and jump over it. And take an Expat™ Knife with you.


    Thank you for your support,
     
  2. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Cleaver pics....we need cleaver pics!
     
  3. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    We need cleavers!
     
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    This subforum is fricken genius. I look forward to the continued banter started on the old forum.
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    Me too, brutane.
     
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    Hey there I guess I will have to get some of those cleavers to sell. Are we able to order them yet?
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    Hey Sheila!!! Welcome!!!

    I'm not sure. I don't get involved in all of that stuff. Jeff's the businessman. I'll look into it.

    Glad to have you over here.
     
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    Thanks buddy. !!!!!! They usually send me an email with that sort of info. I can't wait to see all of your designs. This is really awesome.
     
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    Love that description makes me want too buy your knives and I haven't even seen them yet;)
     
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    What else is in the works in addition to the cleaver?
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    We've learned not to say. It doesn't matter if we say it won't be ready in 2 years. In a week or two people start to get pissed why it isn't released yet.

    They will be outdoor, hunting, fishing, and cooking related. As Forrest says, "That's all I have to say about thaaaat."
     
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    That's actually a genius move. I like how you think.

    Cleaver looks great btw!
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    I can say we will have patches, stickers and Zippos. But closer to the release of the cleaver. Kinda weird to have a bunch of swag out before the products themselves.
     
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    It builds interest. :cool:
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    If it's not too soon. It's like catching a wave. Too early and you don't go anywhere. Too late, and well, it won't matter at that point.
     
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    What do you know about surfing?
     
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    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

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    Pretty much nothing. But I know a ton about missing waves while TRYING to surf.

    I used to go out to Rincon, Puerto Rico with a long board. If you were watching from the shore, you would've said, "Man, there are so much easier ways for that guy to kill himself."
     
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    Lol, I did a lot of surfing when I was stationed in HI. I learned how to surf by learning to boogie board first. I had to learn the concept of "catching a wave" . How to time it, when to push down on the nose of the board and when to get on! Surfing is tough to learn, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy peasy.
     
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    Talking SWAG and great things on this thread, so I thought I'd just leave this.......

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    Just putting this here so I can find this place again ... off to bed soon, me thinks ...
     
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