the oldest of the three Bose kids, was an enterprising young
man while he was
still in school. He established a knife sharpening business in
the third grade. The teacher would collect all the knives that
the other children brought to school and hold them till school
let out. It was clear even back then that Reese would be involved
in the knife making business when he grew up.
Tony says that, "I
have helped a lot of guys figure out how to make pocket knives,
but Reese is the only one I have taught". It's apparent that
Reese has been taught well. Reese joined his father in the workshop
in 1993 and has established himself as an accomplished knife maker.
working together only several feet apart at Wilfred Works (that's
what the boys call their knife shop), there is a difference in
the way Reese goes about making a knife. Reese has a style that
is uniquely his own and the attention to detail that serves him
and his customers well.
time activities include horsing around (horseback riding and caring
for his trusty pal Tonto), hunting, keeping his old pickup running,
and starting fires with sticks and strings(which he has perfected).