Archive for December, 2016

JMG Bassoon Reeds, by Juliana Mesa

December 8, 2016

Get your JMG Bassoon Reeds while you can!! Juliana Mesa of JMG Bassoon Reeds makes some of the best bassoon reeds we know of, and they are now available on our Jende Artisan Mall!

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As you can see, the JMG Bassoon reeds are meticulously handmade, and come in 3 different versions to suit all levels of players: Classic, Orchestral, and Soloist. All reeds are 56mm and are made with a Rieger 1A shaper. (Did we mention she uses Jende Reed Knives?) The Classic reeds are made with Medir cane while the Soloist and Orchestral reeds are made with Danzi cane. You can even choose your wrap from a variety of colors!

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All JMG Bassoon Reeds are pre-tested and can play right out of the box. The classic reeds are generally softer and easy to adjust. The Soloist reeds are generally harder and have more room for personalization.

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JMG Reeds are made by bassoonist Juliana Mesa-Jaramillo, who is currently a University Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in Bassoon Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the instruction of Pr. Marc Vallon. She was a winner of the Irving Shain Piano/Woodwind Duo Competition 2016. As an orchestral musician she was Principal and Second bassoon of the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra and the bassoon instructor of the Medellin Philharmonic Academy.

 

 

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Jende Tri Fold Knife Bag is Sexy!

December 7, 2016

The Blue Period Jende Tri Fold Knife Bag is our latest creation! This is the tri fold everyone else wants to be…

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The royal blue leather lining alone will make you want to just touch and caress it! But we’ve gone above and beyond just looks…

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On the inside, there are 11 knife sleeves, 3 big, 5 medium, and 3 small, to hold blades of up to 17.5″ (45cm) in overall length. The side storage pouch runs the whole height of the bag.

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But why stop there? We went all the way with this bag, using the absolute best quality hardware in the world, including A&E DoD Certified Thread, Rivets from Rome Fasteners, CMC silver buckles and D-rings, Cone selvedge canvas, an unbreakable carbon fiber support bar, and solid copper rivets at the stress points. And to top it all off, we’ve subjected the whole bag to a waterproof nanocoat treatment from Nanoman to repel water and even some oils.

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This is the ultimate Tri Fold!

 

 

Custom Damascus Straight Razor by Adam Grosskopf

December 5, 2016

We had the great fortune to meet Adam Grosskopf at the Sydney Knife Show this past August. He had a wide selection of beautiful straight razors at very reasonable prices. More importantly, they were actually properly honed up and in shave ready condition. We are very happy to announce that we have an Adam Grosskopf original damascus straight razor for sale on our Artisan Mall.

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Adam Grosskopf Straight #079

This beautiful straight razor is 5/8 and is hand forged using pattern welded 1084/15N20 steel. The blade is 1/4 hollow ground, with the edge overall length tang to toe measuring 5 ½”. Signed and serial numbered. #079. The blade also sports a micro clear Cerakote finish for easy clean and rust prevention. It has been honed by Adam and is shave ready.

The scales are laminated abalone shell veneer in black and clear acrylic with black and blue G10 spacers and a custom mosaic pin. The pivot is an adjustable stainless torx head screw with brass washers.  This razor comes with a hand-made deerskin pouch, certificate of origin, and a USB key with photos taken throughout the build and an electronic copy of  the Certificate of Origin. Don’t let this razor pass you by!

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