Every caretaker of Ahab has his version of a pirate dagger. My grandfathers’ was a knife won off a fellow comrade in a card game. He custom-designed and crafted the handle himself to be more pirate-like in the 1950s. It seems like yesterday, but it has been almost two decades since I took possession of Ahab’s first dagger.
Now seventy years after the first blade, we met the right blacksmith, with the perfect backstory and skillset, to join Ahab’s ongoing story with his talents. I am nervously excited in hopes I am around to see the next generation of this blade series. For now, we can all enjoy the second piece in the long-standing traditions to come!