When i got the call from Wally that my sword is ready, i thought it would be a great idea to make the four hour drive down to his shop and pick it up personally. What’s a better reason for a roadtrip right?
On the way down, i stopped off in Hamilton to pick up fellow forumite monkeyplayswithknives and to check out some local landmarks…such as Al Simmons gun shop…
where i had a chance to look at the Kriss
after buying tons of ammo, i headed up the street to Chuck’s Burger Bar for their famous bacon burger made out of, you guessed it, minced bacon!!!! Just to be sure, i ordered a side poutine with upgrade to goat cheese curds!
Then for dessert, i stopped off at Bitten for a cupcake..
a banana cupcake with peanut butter cream and caramelized bacon that is! Us Canadians love our bacon!
Finally a stop to a local art shop where i got this cool circuit board clock.
Fast forward a few hours, and we arrive at Wally’s place! Quite the opposite of my place in downtown Toronto lol
Wally’s shop is out in the back
The magic door
And here we go! First the grinding room
Next the forging room
Here’s a vid of Wally demonstrating the press
Very cool to see knives in various stages of completion, many of which were prototypes or new models not yet released
Wally has made knives for lots of celebs
Now on to my sword!!
Here’s Wally giving a bit of background
And demonstrating the throwing darts! (oops, i forgot to turn on the microphone)
Wally presenting me with my awesome new sword
And some closeup pics…blade
scabbard locking mechanism…four posts and rare earth magnets
monkeyplayswithknives checks out my sword
Finally we headed down to Wally’s basement to see some memorobilia from his brush with celebrities
Wally’s fantastic guitar collection
Now that’s dedication!
Thanks so much Wally for your generosity in showing us around your shop and of course for my beautiful new sword!!
Last stop, Billy’s Pub before the long trip home.
Thanks also to monkeyplayswith knives for making the trip more enjoyable.