• New Home. New Shop. New England.

    New Home. New Shop. New England.

    Saying goodbye to the old Albuquerque house…

    In case you haven’t been following us the past few months, we’ve made more than a few recent life changes. In June, right on the heels of Blade Show, we welcomed our son Barlow into the world. In July we sold our home and in August we said sayonara to New Mexico and hello to New England (Cape Cod, more specifically).

    Things you might learn in a cross-country move: 1.) Moving cross-country is damn hard 2.) Moving a business cross-country is damn harder 3.) You probably own more crap than you realize 4.) It’s important to have a team of close friends and family to drink a beer with when stuff is good and when stuff is bad 5.) It will take you way longer to get unpacked and back up and running than you ever thought 6.) IKEA is life.

    Moving a shop in a POD is nuts and takes extreme spatial relations skills. 

    The impetus for the move was being closer to family with a new baby, but we figured that would be part of our “five-year plan.” The universe had a slightly different schedule though, and when we found an awesome shop space in the little seaside town where we always come on vacation, we knew we needed to make it happen sooner than later. Plus, Luc always said he would retire by the ocean, so we figured why not make it happen in our 30s instead (except for the whole retirement thing).

    Bought some new signage for the shop when we visited in March…

    It’s still a little surreal that we’re no longer in our old space/home in the desert, but we’re getting used to the sea air, summer traffic, and humidity.

    Luc and Barlow at the beach on a very misty morning. 

    Our day-to-day office setting is a little different and a lot roomier than before, and there’s potential down the road for a small retail area. The move to this new space affords us a lot more opportunities to continue working on great projects and add new ones to our rotation. We’re still getting set up, but it’s feeling really good to come into work every day, unlock the door, and turn on the lights.

    Maddie putting together some IKEA drawers while Barlow “helps.” 

    Needless to say, after months of preparation for this transition, we’re itching to be back on the job. But, we realize that there’s a great potential to really re-think our workspaces and workflow, so we’re trying to do it right the first time and not take any shortcuts during this process.

    One really awesome thing is that we’re in the promised land for machinery now!

    At the moment, Luc’s biggest priorities are getting the grinding room, dust collection, and compressed air up and running–the final steps before he can get back to work and start getting ready for the New York Custom Knife Show in November. It’s still a big “IF,” but we’re trying to make it happen.

    Running airlines. It’s a big looped system that runs off of the new compressor.

    Working on getting the machining “pod” up and running.

    A little light reading. Figuring out where we want the grinders and how to run the dust collection.

    Thank you all for bearing with us these past few months. We’re super excited to begin the next chapter of BRNLY Brand and Burnley Knives, and look forward to bringing you bigger and better things!

  • Comments on this post (3 comments)

    • Gloria Healy says...

      Hi Maddie,
      Hope u get mor good stuff like answering mail than the even putting together easiest ikea – yikes. I will keep quick., am MA Rez too and luckily Randolph not to far from Cape for local ikea drop by. Your son reminds me of my gs- wears more than eats. – it gets better by 1 or so actually more in mouth and then u can recognize him.

      Husband loves knives that are folding – know nothing – no hurry here. I know Mike prefers U. S. Made to anything. Likes luer lock sorry on sp, I think best. MA made added bonus. Couldn’t get in as had to be member.

      If someday can be member cool then he can browse for what wants. Gets way to excited over geeky stuff.

      Ok let u go

      His info

      Mike Morse. Email. Dcimorse57@gmail.com
      14 Swanson rd
      Framingham, MA 01701
      Cell 508-380-1174

      Enjoy the Cape , quiet in summer if haven’t been there a winter yet. U will just be youngest there in winter. Just remember no matter how adorable your little man is – no one goes near him even with mask plus 6ft. He is way too adorable – our gs is just 2 and hard but better safe.

      Enjoy your move, best wishes for your new location. After vid I am not telling geek man where you are – loves watching that stuff and if tours he is there.

      Happy and safe holidays. Look forward for Mike to be added to list.

      All the best,
      Mike Morse knife love- Gloria baby lover and just surprise purchaser.

      December 06, 2020

    • idykjrufct says...

      Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

      November 07, 2020

    • James says...

      Great job on the Cypop Bottle Openers! I like the extra thick .5 inch ones especially. The pineapple and heart stamps are really cool as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to purchase one when they become available again. Keep up the good work and congratulations on the new move. Stay having fun and enjoying life:)

      May 29, 2019

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