Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Friends

The show in Sheridan gives you a chance to take classes from some of the best teachers in the world, see all kinds of leather "toys", and view some of the very best leather work you'll find anywhere. But one of the best things about the show is getting to see old friends and making new ones. This year, Stacy and I had the chance to meet Paul and Rosa Zalesak. Paul and Rosa are the owners of Leather Wranglers Inc. Leather Wranglers offers one of the nicest swivel knives available anywhere (and they come in all kinds of really cool colors!) They are also two of the nicest people you are ever going to meet! We got to spend quite a bit of time with them and enjoyed every minute of it. Paul even took the time to give Stacy her first lesson on using a swivel knife. This picture is a sample of what Paul can whip out with a knife in just a few minutes. I got my purple knife from Paul for my birthday earlier this year and the more I get a chance to use it, the more I like it. I am sure it's going to have some "buddies" on my bench in the near future.

It seemed like almost everytime we walked by Paul and Rosa's booth there were people lined up to talk with them and try out the knives. We finally caught them during a slow time and Paul gave Stacy a lesson on using the swivel knife.

Stacy and Rosa at the Saturday night reception.

Paul, Clay (me) and Jim Hay in the parking lot at King's reception on Thursday evening.

1 comment:

Rosa said...

Wow, Clay... too cool that you would do this! And your blog is a wonderful contribution to the leathercraft world. We enjoyed meeting you two and felt we didn't get to spend near enough time with you and Stacy -- so we look forward to seeing you again - whether it's at Sheridan, Wickenburg, or just a back yard BBQ!