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  • The East Coast Custom Knife Show

    Greetings from The Proper Moose: Cool new products from the East Coast Custom Knife Show

     

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  • To Bee or Not to Bee: The Marks of a Genuine Forge de Laguiole Folding Pocket Knife


    There's a lot of speculation on the meaning of the "bee" (or is it a fly?) on the handle of a Laguiole folding pocket knife, but more important are the top charteristics that distinguish a genuine Forge de Laguiole folding pocket knife (the ONLY kind we sell at The Proper Moose) from an imitation. Read on to see what the bee (and other distinguishing characteristics) tell you about the knife you're considering purchasing if you want the "genuine article." Continue reading

  • A Short History of Shaving

    We're delighted to share another great blog post from Guest Blogger and Wet Shavig Expert Ben Rose of Prim & Prep, a website devoted to male grooming techniques and reviews. 

    Luckily for us, humanity has made some pretty major advancements over the course of history, and there is no doubt that technology has made our lives way easier than nature intended. While nowadays we can see evidence of these technological breakthroughs in virtually every aspect of our modern lives, we often tend to focus mostly on computers and other electronic devices as being the most important advancements people have made.

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  • Our Father's Day Favorites...Because Dad doesn't need another tie!

    Stumped by what to get Dad for Father's Day this year? There are all kinds of Dads with all kinds of hobbies, interests, tastes, and styles. Which is why we've shopped the world to bring you a curated selection of one-of-a-kind gifts from Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, and even the woods of Maine, so you're sure to find just what you're looking for to please that special man on your list: dads, granddads, fathers-in-law, and husbands.

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  • Is your wallet giving you a pain in the butt?

    Calling all guys who still carry their wallets in their back pants pocket.... If that's you, here's some research that may cause you to reconsider.  

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  • When is a Granton® Edge (blade) not a Granton Edge?

     "Often copied, but never duplicated," with roots dating back to 1601, authentic Granton® Edge knives are made exclusively in Sheffield, England by the Granton Knives Company and were first introduced to the American market by in 1925.Granton_Edge_10_inch_Beef_Slicer_sku_24650.png

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  • Moose Musings: The East Coast Custom Knife Show

    Greetings from The Proper Moose: Cool new products from the East Coast Custom Knife Show

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    Mortimer B. Moose here, reporting from my most recent adventure scouring the world for the best new products to bring to YOU, my friends and customers.

    This weekend found me treking south from Newton, MA to Jersey City, NJ (just across the Hudson River from the beautiful New York skyline) to attend the East Coast Custom Knife Show. Accompanied by my (and Proper Moose) associates Jeff and Janet, I browsed a selection of custom knives from around the world including new products from one of our favorite vendors, Michael Zieba, of Brooklyn, NY.

    Look for several of his beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind kitchen knives on our site very soon, along with an exceptional new oyster knife he designed at the urging (and with some input) from Jeff.

    Be sure you’re on our email list to be notified when these new products are in stock.

    Your friend,
    Mort

    Mortimer B. Moose and Jeff Grossman of The Proper Moose meet with Michael Zieba of Zieba Custom Knives:

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    The Proper Moose and Michael Zieba Jeff Grossman of the The Proper Moose and Michael Zieba

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  • New Arrivals Thursday: Bring a Piece of Japanese History into your Kitchen

    Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, and for a limited time only, The Proper Moose is pleased to offer two special knife sets from Kikuichi--one of the most, if not THE most, respected cutlery manufacturer in Japan. If you want a great deal on kitchen cutlery to add to your personal collection, or have someone on your gift list who does, don't wait to take advantage of these great deals as supplies are limited.

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    6.7” Santoku & 5.1” Utility Knife Set plus FREE Kitchen Scissors

    Kikuichi has packaged two of their very popular Warikomi Gold knife models (Santoku and Utility), along with a FREE professional kitchen scissors ($80 retail value), in exquisite gift boxes with sharpening and care instructions.

    The sharpness of the high-quality, hand polished 2-sided blade on both models is easily maintained. Each blade is made of a hard VG-5 (molybdenum) core with a non-stain, high carbon stainless steel outside supporting layer for an extremely sharp edge with the greatest edge retention imaginable. A beautiful mahogany handle has 3 rivets for optimum balance and durability. Unlike most factory made kitchen knives, these knives are finished on a Japanese water stone before leaving the factory for an extremely sharp knife right out-of-the-box.

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    7” Chef’s & 4.7” Utility - plus FREE Kitchen Scissors

    Kikuichi has also paired two models of their ever popular GM Series knives (7” Chef’s and 4.7” Utility)--popular among culinary pros and culinary students alike. Along with a FREE professional kitchen scissors ($80 retail value), both knives come packaged in gift boxes with sharpening and care instructions.

    The sharpness of this high-quality cutlery is easily maintained. Each blade is made of the highest grade of molybdenum AUS10 stainless steel for a very sharp edge with great edge retention - and they come extremely sharp right out-of-the-box. The comfortable compressed wood handle has 3 rivets for optimum balance and durability.

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    About the Kikuichi Brand

    A 700 year old family tradition of unsurpassed craftsmanship, Kikuichi is the ONLY Japanese cutlery manufacturer with the true legacy of a Samurai swordsmith. For most of their long storied history, Kikuichi manufactured Samurai swords that bore the Emperor’s Chrysanthemum symbol (or “Kiku-no-mon”) as a mark of their excellence. Today, that same symbol appears on all of their knives. No one else in Japan is allowed the same privilege. When you purchase any Kikuichi knife, you will own a piece of history and unsurpassed craftsmanship like no other.

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  • New Arrivals Thursday: Unique Gifts for that Special Wine Lover on Your List

    The Proper Moose is pleased to introduce two new products guaranteed to dazzle the wine enthusiast on your holiday gift list: an elegant one-of-a kind corkscrew from the French village of Laguiole, handmade by the same craftsmen who produce our popular authentic Forge de Laguiole folding pocket knives; and a special line of soaps infused with a selection of popular wines whose high anti-oxidant properties and fragrant scents add an aromatic moisturizing boost for your morning wash.

    Forge de Laguiole Corkscrew (Sommelier)

    forge_de_laguiole_juniper_handle_corkscrew_at_maisonlipariHighly prized by wine enthusiasts from around the world, Le Sommelier is quite possibly the most elegant corkscrew you will find anywhere. Its ergonomic design and functionality won it the coveted prize Design Plus award at the Ambiente International Trade Fair (1996) in Frankfurt, Germany. The uncompromising fit and finish make these “pieces of art,” to be cherished and handed down by wine lovers from generation to generation. Although a slightly different design from the folding pocket knife model, they have a distinctive Bee on the spine, a symbol of Laguiole, to ensure their authenticity. Beautifully packaged, Le Sommelier makes a wonderful gift for the holidays or other special occasions for that loved one who deserves only the best.

    Available in: Juniper with Satin Finish and Thuya with Satin Finish.

    Handmade Wine-Infused Soaps

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    For those interested in enjoying wine's properties other than its bouquet and taste, the Spindrift Soap Company brings you just the thing--soaps infused with a variety of popular New England wines.

    Why wine? In a search for all natural ingredients to provide a healthy and moisturizing base for his handmade soaps, Spindrift Soap Company founder Colby Field discovered that the anti-oxidant quercetin found in grapes, along with flavanoids, nourishing minerals and vitamins, was just the thing. Released by the soap during use, these ingredients moisturize and soothe even the driest and most sensitive skin, and the wine's natural sugars also create a great lather. To top it off, the natural aromas of the four wines used in the Spindrift soaps in our exclusive collection--Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Grigio--are a treat for the nose as well as the skin.

    Packaged in a box of four 4.2 oz. bars, Spindrift wine soaps make great stocking stuffers for four loved ones, or to give as a set to the wine-loving enthusiast on your gift list.

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  • New Arrivals Thursday: Wet Shaving Sets Assembled Exclusively for The Proper Moose

    In our continual search to bring the highest quality products to our discriminating customers at affordable prices, The Proper Moose is pleased to introduce two new wet shaving product sets assembled just for us.

    mens-6-pc-shaving-gift-set-no299hd Men’s 6-pc Shaving Gift Set No.299HD – a Proper Moose Exclusive

    shaving-setMen’s 5-pc Shaving Gift Set No.190HD – a Proper Moose Exclusive

    Just in time for holiday gifting for that special man in your life (or to treat yourself), take the guesswork out of the shopping process and check out our new 5-piece or 6-piece set. Sets include Merkur’s highly regarded 34C HD safety razor, Col. Conk’s best badger hair shaving brush, and their new 100% all-natural shaving soap... an unbeatable collection at an exceptional price.

    For wet shavers looking to upgrade to a higher quality, more stylish razor, brush, and stand, check out our two new 3-piece sets that just arrived from Merkur of Germany. Both sets make an impressive holiday gift for the shaving enthusiast on your list…including you!

    merkur-3-pc-barber-pole-shaving-set Merkur 3-pc Barber Pole Shaving Set No.3881 – Polished Chrome

    merkur-shaving-set-cc782Merkur 3-pc Futur Shaving Set No.782 – Brushed Chrome

    Also perfect for holiday gifting are our Musgo Real Gentleman’s Gift Sets in either Spiced Citrus or Classic Scent.

    musgo_real_spiced_citrus_lg_gift_set_mrbx303 Musgo Real Gentleman's Gift Set - Spiced Citrus

    musgo_real_classic_scent_lg_gift_set_mrbx300 Musgo Real Gentleman’s Gift Set – Classic Scent

    And if you’d rather buy your shaving products a la carte, shop our fine selection of DE safety razors, brushes, stands, shaving soaps, creams, and aftershave balms from such top quality brand names as Merkur (Germany), Musgo Real (Portugal), Castle Forbes (Scotland), Logona Mann (Germany), Col. Conk (U.S) and Taylor of Old Bond Street (England).

    Don’t forget—we offer fast, FREE ground shipping on all our products and customer service that is second to none!

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