I've been wanting to go to Ft Worth... been thinking about an In'N'Out hamburger for a couple of months now, and it looks like my intestinal problems are well on the mend... soooooo... today was the day. I know 60 miles is a long way to drive for a greasy hamburger so I added a couple of other errands to my list to justify the trip. Okay... I didn't really need to justify the trip but it sounds better.
Our son-in-law, Victor, had never had an In'N Out, so he went along for the experience. He's between work assignments right now so has some free time.
Bill mentioned that he was in the market for a new Leatherman-type tool, and Victor told us about a great place to buy knives and other such things. After the shopping... and the greasy burgers.... we headed to the House of Blades....
Located just the other side of Lake Worth, the store is an attractive log cabin, sitting high on a hill side.
We all wandered in different directions... I was immediately attracted to the culinary knives...
Huge display..... all types for all uses.
I think I'd have to be a high-paid chef to even think about buying this set of knives.
Aren't they beautiful? If I owned them I'd be carrying them around in a chamois and would never, ever let anyone else even touch them. Probably have them insured as well ;-)
Do you need a pocket knife? Maybe a knife to filet fish? How about a hunting knife? There is a knife for every need and probably for a few things you don't need here. The store has 3 rooms of knives...
Swords and sabers....
Rustic art... wood carvings, antique knife sharpeners...
And even Golf Disks!
This one's for our friends Mark and Teri.... Mark is an avid golfer (of disks) and I'd never seen anything like this before. Now, Mark, I know what you use... just don't know what you do with it.
Okay... back to our reason for being here...
The leatherman-type tool. Bill forgot to remove his leatherman from his belt when we left Costa Rica... oops.... checked baggage was checked.... can't go through security. He gave it to some guy in the airport rather than toss it in the confiscated goods bin.
There's Leatherman, Gerber, Sog, Victorinox and Emerson in this display.
Bill... giving close examination to the various types.
It takes some clever thinking just to open and close some of these things.... there's locks, slides, buttons and all manner of tricks to use them, but after a few times they loosen up some and a person becomes familiar with their mechanisms.
Bill chose a Gerber this time. After years of various Leatherman tools, he was ready to try a different brand.
We paid for it... and headed home.
Hopefully Bill will like his new purchase and I'm betting that next time we're packing for a flight we'll remember those pesky airline rules and regulations.
That's All For Today!