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Marblehead, MA 01945

+1.781.797.0211

Each water harvest requires we row out to find the best salt blooms off the coast of Marblehead.

Our salt is made according to a 1,600-year-old process perfected by monks of Mount Athos, yet prepared using local sea water from the Marblehead coast North of Boston.

We are one of the few salterns on the East Coast of the United States and the only one that uses ancient, monastic saltern methods.

Unlike mass produced salts, ours benefit from a seasonality and vintage that can only occur with small batch salts. Autumn, winter, spring and summer salts are unique in that they have distinct algal, current and saline bloom signatures.

We can also vary the minerality and the salinity within a certain tolerance for our more demanding customers providing a bespoke saline experience.

You may also notice the live taste quality and delicate crystalline structure of our fresh salt that melts right on contact. Because of the freshness of our salt, you can also use less of it which makes it perfect for those looking to cut down on their salt consumption.

 

Boat and Rigging Knives by David Boye

Boat Knives

Boat and Rigging Knives by David Boye

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Boat and Rigging Knives by David Boye

225.00

Sharper than steel.  Impervious to rust.  Totally non-magnetic.  And can come in Marblehead Red only for the Marblehead Salt Co.'s customers.  This is your companion on any sea voyage.  I carry one with me every day.  You should too and I'll tell you why.

When I was 5 years old my Dad gave me a rigging knife.  For those of you who sail or work on boats you know that a sturdy and sharp knife is an important safety tool.  Shortly after I started the Marblehead Salt Co. my venerable rigging knife gave up the ghost.  It had been sharpened one too many times.  For those of you who know me, you know that I am a stickler for quality.  I don't want many things, but the things I do have should last and serve well -- whether it's guitars or salt or knives.  It took a couple of years of searching for THE RIGGING KNIFE -- but I finally found it -- and so I'm going to share it with you all.

It's made of a cast cobalt tungsten blend and features a titanium clip.  Each knife is hand made and assembled by David and Deb Boyd out in Arizona of all places.  David literally wrote the book on knife making and his father lost a leg to a taught line which could not be cut in time.  So making an excellent rigging knife was, you could say, preordained in David's future as a knife-maker.

They're not cheap.  They shouldn't be.  I trust my life on the open water to these knives.

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