Meet Knife World’s Editor Mark Zalesky

Mark Zalesky

Mark Zalesky

Knife people are nice people, that’s what I have found. Knives are fun, yes, they are, but the people we are associated with while playing knives make it all the more fun.

Mark Zalesky, editor of Knife World, is one of these fun people. Extremely quick wit, great sense of humor, vast knowledge of knife history, love for the hobby. Sometimes a bit hard-headed, but a great guy and someone I count as a friend- knives or not. I love his editorials- Irons in the Fire. He can get fired up there every now and then too.

Recently, David Anthony, author of Tidioute- A Town With An Edge, interviewed Mark and agreed to share it with Cutlery News Journal for us to enjoy. If you know Mark you can actually hear his voice in his quotes, if you don’t, then you will by the time the interview wraps- up.

Mark's early favorites- MSA Safety Hunter

Mark's early favorites- MSA Safety Hunter

Rather than attempt to rewrite it and re-publish its images (some great knife shots included), I elected to post it as an attachment- PDF format. I hope you enjoy getting to know Mark. He’s a great guy and a Cutlery Hall of Famer, if there is such an organization. If not, he should be the first inductee.

Thanks David for providing this sit down with Mark, as well as your passion for our hobby!

Zalesky Interview PDF

Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Katie Shonts named historian at W R Case

Katie and Fred Feightner

Katie and Fred Feightner cutting up for me in 2006

If you are a case fan, then I know you were sad, as I was, to see Shirley retire as Case’s historian back a couple of months ago. But like the old Case Brothers (1896- 1914)¬†slogan from¬†around the turn of the last century says, “The dawn of a better day breaketh.”

Katie Shonts is now Case’s new historian and archivist. She started with Case some 16 years ago and will be a valuable asset to collectors. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Katie related to Case’s auctions in Bradford. She will do great in this new role too.

Published in: on March 12, 2009 at 5:30 am  Comments (2)  
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