Dealing with the Pandemic – Three Company Views
By Stephen Garger
In the May 2020 issue of this magazine, the “Knife News” section contained a column regarding the industry adapting to the virus impact. J. Bruce Voyles also took on the subject in his “Bruce on the Loose” page in the same issue. I reread both before I wrote this, and now approximately six months later, those pieces could have been written relatively unchanged today.
Me and my dog, Jasper are both pretty much loners in our early 70s, and along with us this whole thing is getting old. I hit upon a bit of humor in the two articles mentioned above not because they were inherently funny, but their immediacy a half year later reinforced the idea that me and Jasper are actually living a version of the movie “Groundhog Day”! Sadly and irreparably, without Andie MacDowell!
This article first appeared in the December 2020 issue of KNIFE Magazine. We are making it free to our online readers. Click the blue box below to read the whole thing.
It is Part 1 of a pair of articles by Stephen Garger on how the industry is dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic. You can read the companion piece on the custom knife side of the industry here: