Corte Madera, California, May 18, 2020 – The GiantMouse story begins in 2015 at Victor Boyd’s
bar, The Biblio, in Brooklyn. This was the first time that Jens, Jim, and Jesper sat down and shared a dram and a long talk. This was when their friendship started and ideas for the future were first discussed.
The following year, the group met up at Vic’s Iona bar in Brooklyn to form the plans for the first
“12 Blades Brooklyn” event, which led to a 12 Blades Brooklyn II and a 12 Blades Brooklyn III in
the years to follow. Accordingly, the Iona bar has played an important role in GiantMouse history.
They even named their popular Iona folder after the bar in 2018.
Now, with the Coronavirus hitting the world, and most small US businesses being shut down, the
iconic Iona bar, the little piece of “Mouse history,” is in danger of going out of business.
GiantMouse decided to donate every dollar from the $135 sale price of the new Red “Sith” Iona folder to their friends at the bar. These were a limited run of 188 knives. The knives were released for sale to the public at 9 am pacific time May 15th and sold out in about two minutes raising over $25,000 for the Iona Bar.
GiantMouse is getting requests from people who missed out on the knife but still want to donate and some people who got a knife and want to do more. Vic has a GoFundMe campaign set up to help his team, the people who make the Iona such a special place. It can be found here:
Good on them. Our thoughts are with all small businesses that have taken it on the chin in the past couple of months.
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