29. January 2018 07:43
After 44 years Dan and Russ have closed the store and are essentially retired. Dan will have a new website selling limited edition Chris Reeve Knives, Rockstead, Randall Knives, and special projects with Medford Knife and Tool and custom makers like Kirby Lambert. Dan plans to have the new website up in March. He will take special orders on Randalls, so if you have always wanted a particular model with particular materials you can order it through Dan and it will probably only take a few months instead of 5 years through Randall.
Also starting in March, Russ will continue to sharpen knives at Jostmar Jewelers located in South Coast Plaza, on the first floor below where our store was. Jostmar is hiding a bit, but if you go down the escalator right where our store was and walk straight you will see the restroom hall on the left hand side right by the Lego Store and Puzzle Zoo. Go down the restroom hall and in the very back is Jostmar. You will be able to drop off your knives with them and Russ will come by a couple times to pick them up. Jostmar does watch and Jewelry repair, watch batteries, and engraving. They also have Luminox watches! We have known them for many years and they do excellent work. I (Andrew) bought my wife's engagement ring and our wedding rings from them as well as had them engraved. They are great people!
We sincerely would like to thank all of our customers for support for all these years. Meeting good people and talking about knives over the course of years and even decades is what we will all miss the most. My family is also forever grateful for the Segerstrom family for the support and the opportunity to have our store located in what is considered one of the top five malls in the world, and the number one in the USA. Henry Segerstrom took a chance in leasing to "Del" Delavan (Dan and Russ' father), a hardware salesman and WWII combat veteran, who had the idea for a "knife store" before any shopping malls had them. The Segerstroms have been nothing but supportive and treated us like family. They were persistent in trying to get Dan and Russ to stay open longer, but at their age it is hard to keep up at the same speed with running a business. It is time for them to have some free time to fish and travel!
Sincerely from the Plaza Cutlery family