What Are My Customers Saying?
I have always appreciated receiving feedback, whether it be verbal or written, from folks who own and use my knives. A while back, I began collecting e-mail responses from customers who graciously took the time and effort to share with me how they felt about my work.
With their permission, I am sharing some of these testimonials now with you.
“This is the best knife I’ve ever used, Paul. Great work.
“I received my knife today. Absolutely beautiful, both knife and sheath. The size is perfect for what I was looking for. I thank you very much. Next Tuesday is my birthday. Happy birthday to me.”
“The knife arrived in yesterday’s mail. It’s a real beauty to be sure! And the sheath is superb - I’m so glad I opted to have you make one with the additional stamping.
I am very impressed with the quality, craftsmanship, and fit and finish of this #4.5wf hunter and also the special order sheath you made for it. The two are an outstanding combination and I absolutely love how the sheath compliments and enhances the natural beauty of the knife handle and blade design. Exactly what I had hoped for!”
“The knife you sent me is incredible! No imperfections and truly a work of art! Very satisfied. I was even more impressed last week when we were skinning our moose. One of the guys has a #4.5w and that knife powered through the entire hide without being sharpened once...can’t say that for the other knives being used.
Thanks again for the great service and knife.”
“Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that the quill knife you made for me has been put to a lot of use these last couple months. The results are VERY satisfying. Thanks to this expertly-crafted tool, I’m finally able to cut a good quill. This may not sound like much, but for many calligraphers there is no greater pleasure than to write on a nice surface with a good quill. It takes a very specific type of knife to achieve this.
To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing remotely comparable on the market today. I’d therefore venture to claim that your quill knife is, potentially, not only a boon to the contemporary calligraphy community, but is also a modest yet significant contribution to the centuries-long tradition of writing with a quill. I hope that you can continue to produce this knife, and I hope that other calligraphers will benefit from it as much as I have.
Thanks again for so earnestly taking on this project.”
“I got the boning knife you sent and it will work very well for me. Hopefully I will get to use it on a deer this year. I am impressed on how well it feels in the hand, and it is the sharpest knife I have ever received. Thank you.”
“I should have mentioned this some time ago - the [knife] you made is just frickin awesome - best knife I’ve ever had my dirty paws on. Thank you for doing such a professional job. It’s a serious knife - feel like cutting a tree with it but lately just cheese, sausage, and pickles. Excellent work - thank you, thank you - worth every penny.”
“Got the first two knives yesterday, everything made it here safely. They look great, very light compared to the knives I’ve been using. The santoku knife cut through tomatoes cleanly, which I was very impressed with. I know tomato cutting isn’t the ultimate test of a knife, but with the old set if I didn’t use the serrated edge of the veggie knife I just ended up destroying the tomatoes. Looking forward to getting the rest of the set sometime in the new year.”
“Just letting you know the knife arrived this evening. The knife is fantastic and the craftsmanship far exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to put this thing to work. I will most definitely be ordering another knife from you very soon.”
“I am remiss in not contacting you earlier but am compelled to report the beautiful chef knife you made for my wife is phenomenal. The balance, the steel, the handle and its keen edge are simply superb. I have collected custom made knives for decades from many makers, none of which can hold a candle to your fine result.
Thank you for making and delivering my wife’s chef knife in time for Christmas. You said you would and you did. I look forward to visiting with you once again on my return to NW Ontario.”
“I would like to thank you for the great job you did on the custom hunting knife and case you built for me. It stands out from all the other knives I have in my collection (100 plus). I have had many people ask where I bought such a knife. I tell them from a very nice man that works of of an old log workshop in Upsala, Ontario, Canada. This knife is one of three Beebe knives in my collection, and who knows when I will stop. Thanks.”
“I received the sheath yesterday. I must say it looks amazing. Excellent workmanship and you remembered the drain hole! Thank you very much for a beautiful product.”
“Would you believe I’ve already prepared a meal with my new knife! The mail sure is faster than I was expecting. I’m absolutely thrilled with the knife and it’s a pleasure to use, so I’m very much looking forward to taking it to work and spending some real time with it. Thanks.”
“Just to let you know that the sheaths arrived today and I couldn’t be happier with the work you have done for me. I have never seen such workmanship with leather, and I thank you so much for such a great product. These sheaths shall serve me for life in Africa....
Many thanks and well done.”
I just picked up the fillet knife. It looks fantastic. I think the finish on the blade is great and you don’t have to worry about it not being highly buffed. I’m looking forward to going fishing so I can use the knife. Keep up the good work.
“I received my knives today and I couldn’t be happier. You have done an awesome job and I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of your work. I am a hunting outfitter in Tanzania, Africa, and I shall put your knives to good use...
Many thanks indeed and great work.”
“I purchased one of your knives on ebay many years ago. I found your new site and just wanted to tell you I’m still using it today. The sheath still holds the knife tight. The blade holds a great edge. Keep up the great craftsmanship. I will buy another Beebe knife. Thanks again.”
“The knives were received yesterday and I must tell you that they are superb! I know they will be treasured by my sons so thank you again for getting these done for me in time for Christmas; you can be sure that I will be passing your name along. Thanks again and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2011.”
“Got the package yesterday.
Amazing! Simply amazing! Your craftsmanship is incredible! The knife is better than I was thinking (and I was thinking big!). The sheath is simply a work of art!!! It will not be my only ‘Beebe’ knife!
Thanks a lot!”
“I received the package on the weekend. Absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful piece of art - Thank you. I greatly appreciate the work on the sheath, including the date and the added border work at the top. I haven’t gifted it as of yet - hard to part with it - but I’m sure he will love it. Thank you again for all your work. Absolutely stunning. We will talk again Paul.”
Caledon East, Ontario
“I just wanted to let you know that I received the knives last night in the mail. I couldn’t be happier with them. The knives look great and the people for whom they were made think they are pretty damn awesome, so thanks!”
“Knife and sheath arrived today. It (the sheath) is very nice and fits the knife perfectly. Such craftsmanship is hard to come by in this day and age. Thanks for getting it done in such a timely manner.”
“I received my beautiful knife sheath today! From the pictures you sent and the ones posted on your website, I was already adequately impressed at the quality of your work. Even through photos, your work appeared far superior to the lot of custom leather craftsmen I had evaluated before I found your site. Although, when the sheath actually arrived, I found that I had been wrong. Your talent not only exceeds anything I have seen available on the market, but far surpasses all the leather work I have seen and held (to include countless custom gun leather, belts and knife sheaths).
I was pleasantly surprised when I removed the sheath from the packaging. And as I examined it closely I only became more enamored by it. The edging designs are complex but understated, easily drawing the eye in and capturing attention in a subtle way. Small details such as the beveled edging, welt and leather patch molded onto the button backing are beautiful touches and really highlight the attention to detail and work put into this wonderful sheath.
The sheath to knife fit is snug, secure and positive and far better than I expected considering the knife was not available to you. I simply cannot express how impressed and happy I am with my sheath. To say I was impressed, pleased and satisfied with my sheath is an understatement.
You might wish to claim your specialty is your knives, but you are equally talented at leather as well. If your sheaths are any indication of the dedication you put into your knives, I have no doubt they are prized by the ones lucky enough to possess them. Thank you again for providing a great product and something that is sure to be passed to my son, then to his and so forth.”
Sergeant, US Army
“The knife arrived late last week. It is beautiful, and a pleasure to use. Thank you!
“I received one of your wood carving knives as a Christmas present this year (#18 Offset Carver) and it is a joy to use! The craftsmanship is second to none and is quite beautiful if I might say so. I've used a few different brands now, including names such as Two Cherries and Flexcut, but this is the nicest knife I own. Thanks for making a quality Canadian product”
Aspy Bay, Nova Scotia
“Received the knife in the mail today, all I can say is WOW! I want to try it out so badly but that’s for my dad to do. It seems made incredibly well. When you flick the wooden handle it too sounds like metal. Very impressive. The sheath too is very nice with the trout stamp on it. I know my dad will be very happy. Thank you so much.”
“Just a note that the knife arrived safe and sound today.
Very nice fit and finish on the knife and sheath. I like the way you do your belt loops. Thanks for customizing the sheath - I know (my friend) will love it. You can be sure I will be recommending your products to friends and acquaintances. A lot of us hunt, fish, and trap.”
“I received the knife yesterday from your wife and it looks great. I will be hunting next week and hope to be able to try it. Thanks again for the great service and advice. I look forward to dealing with you in the future.”
“I just wanted to let you know that I received the 3.5(wf) custom hunter a few weeks ago and I am very impressed, this knife and sheath are artwork, not just run of the mill stuff. Thank you very much.”
“I have cleaned about 500 lbs [of lake trout] since I last emailed you. I am still impressed with your knife. After about 100 lbs., it wasn’t super sharp anymore, which was good for me. A few wipes with a steel, the edge is just fine.”
Serendipity Gardens Cafe
“I used my new knife today when I got 50 lbs. of Lake Trout. I like the handle size (I have large hands) and the balance is very good. It might be a little too sharp as I cut through the spine of the first fish I did, but that will correct itself with usage. The leather work is superb and the stamping flawless. Altogether, a beautiful tool.”
Serendipity Gardens Cafe
“It was good to meet you in person at last weekend’s show in Kakabeka Falls.
I really enjoy using your #13 carving knife.
Before now, I primarily used one of the Warren interchangeable blade knives, but now find cuts much more precise with your rigid blade in its very comfortable handle.”
“I bought one of your 8 inch (fillets) at the gun show down here in Barwick earlier this year, and all I can say is WOW!!!! I love it. I have done numerous lake trout with this knife and some walleyes and I have yet to touch up the blade with even a ceramic! Thanks.”
“Just want to let you know that I received the knife today. It looks great! Almost too nice to use. Anyway, just want to thank you and to let you know that I am extremely pleased with the knife. It is far past my expectations. Well done!!”
“My sheath came today and I could not be happier with it. The craftsmanship is first rate and I would not hesitate to refer someone to you. Thanks.”
“I got the fillet knife about five days back.
It’s beautiful! I totally love it, from tip to butt-end – plus the sheath is damned nice too. You do great work. I thank you for all of your care and attention to detail, great service from start to finish.
“I’ve got many hunting knives but never found one like this 4” narrow model. It really fits my needs as a deer hunter. Once you’ve held one you’ll see that it’s more than a fine hunting knife - it’s also a work of art!”
“I have to say I didn’t expect the knife to be so beefy. I truly love it!
Thanks again, Paul.
I think you should make another and take it to a knife show. I have no doubt it would become a popular seller.”
“I returned from a good moose hunt and the knife arrived while I was out - an excellent breaking knife, it made short order of butchering. I love it. All my partners asked where I got the knife from. Gave them your web site so hopefully you may get a couple of orders. Also, sometime during the next few months I will be ordering a couple more knives.
Thank you for an excellent knife.”
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