Posts Tagged ‘Jende Artisan Mall’

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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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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Jende Artisan Mall – Just One of the Changes at Jende

May 27, 2016

We’ve recently made some serious changes to our website! www.jendeindustries.com has gotten a long overdue upgrade and is now on a much more powerful and versatile platform! One of the major changes is the addition of the Jende Artisan Mall. The Jende Artisan Mall is is a gathering place for amazing and talented artisans whose products and services compliment our own.  It’s best described as a farmers market. And like farmers markets, it’s populated with local and regional artisans who bring together the diversity, vibrancy, and creativity of the community under one roof.

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The Jende Artisan Mall is quite diverse, as we span a large area of all things sharpening. The purpose of the mall is to encourage our customers to discover a wider range of related artisans within the area or areas of their own interests. On the flip side, since many artisans prefer to concentrate on the quality of their products over marketing them, the Artisan Mall gives them exposure to a wider audience – and not just for exposure’s sake.

The major areas actually mirror those of the main Jende categories, and expand to more specific areas, such as custom knife makers, oboe and bassoon reed makers, shaving soaps, custom woodworking, and sharpening services, just to name a few. So we hope everyone will come by and check out the new site, and support the Jende Artisan Mall!