Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Celebrate Knife Day with Atlanta Cutlery!

It's National Knife Day! Every August 24th, people can collectively celebrate the wonderful invention that is the knife. From knapped stone to fine surgical steel, the knife has mimicked the evolutionary progress of humankind. While knives have certainly served as a weapons, they are far more valuable as tools. Helping make civilized society possible, knives save far more lives than they endanger when put to work. Also counter intuitive about knives is that they are more dangerous the sharper they are. While a sharp knife makes an easy cut, a dull knife will be more difficult to use and will often lead to accidents when too much force is applied to compensate a lack luster edge. Not only can you find great knives at Atlanta Cutlery, we offer a sharpening service to keep you keen edged as well!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

10 knife safety tips for your health and others

When working with sharp tools it's always smart to be mindful of safety concerns. Even every day knife users can become inattentive, and that usually leads to accidents. So here are 10 commonplace guidelines that every knife wielder should practice.

  1. Keep your knives sharp. Dull blades frequently cause accidents because they are harder to work with and require more pressure. Sharp knives do not slip as easily and cut smoothly.
  2. Keep knife handles free of grease or other slippery substances. Clean knives are safer to use and last longer.
  3. Keep knives away from table edges to lessen the chance of being knocked off. Step out of the way if a knife is dropped. Never try to catch a falling knife or blade.
  4. Use knives for their intended purpose. Do not use knives as pry bars, screwdrivers, staple removers, or toothpicks.
  5. Cut away from your body, not toward it.
  6. Do not use a knife on “live” electrical items like appliances.
  7. Don’t throw a knife to anyone. Hand it to them, handle first.
  8. Carry knives with the cutting edge angled slightly away from your body, with the tip pointed down to your side.
  9. As with scissors, don't run with open knives.
  10. Concentrate on what you’re doing when using a knife. Pay attention to the task at hand.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy Birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

The United States Coast Guard has been serving the interests of America since it's inception in 1790. Previously known under different names such as the Revenue Marines or Revenue Cutter Service, it adopted it's current name in 1915 when Congress united the Revenue Cutter Service with the Life-Saving Service. A military force of professionals, the U.S. Coast Guard is a national instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. Aside from saving life at sea and enforcing law, in 1939 President Roosevelt transferred the lighthouse service to the Coast Guard. In 1946 Congress permanently transferred the Commerce Department's Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation to the Coast Guard, placing merchant marine licensing and merchant vessel safety under their jurisdiction. In 1967 the U.S.C.G. adopted the racing stripe design while being transferred to serve under the Department of Transportation. Then in 2003, it was transferred again to the Department of Homeland Security, where it has remained. After more than two centuries of service Atlanta Cutlery is happy to say HAPPY 226 BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES COAST GUARD!!!