"Last Summer, I was in Three Saints Bay, on
southeastern Kodiak Island in Alaska, searching for fossilized walrus and prehistoric
Mastodon ivory, when I was suddenly confronted by a family of native Kodiak bears! I was
only fifteen feet away from them. For some reason they ignored me, and proceeded to catch
fish, eat, play in the sun, and enjoy each other for hours.
An amazing bond developed
between us, which I can still feel to this day. Its as if their spirit and energy
entered me and has never left (though I must admit, Im terrible at catching fish
with my teeth!). The experience was so overwhelming that I decided to make a special knife
to celebrate their majestic spirit and soul, and wanted to convey both the beauty of the
beast and the magic of that moment with this knife.