by Michael Karl Witzel ©2008
If you’re in the market for knives, flags, or flag poles, Eagle Mountain Knife and Flag will quickly become your favorite specialty shop destination in Wimberley, Texas.
Owners Mike and Vickie Young are some of the nicest people you will meet in town, and are always ready to help you find exactly what you need, with a positive attitude. Any day of the week, you can find Mike decked out in his signature Texas flag shirt, helping Wimberlites and tourists alike with his “can-do” attitude.
Located at 333 FM 2325 (across the street from the school), the Young’s attractive, rustic shop is well organized inside and stocks everything from a pocket-sized pen knife to a full sized Bowie. There are knives of every description, including a diverse line of professional chef’s knives and cutlery tools manufactured by Forschner (Young used to own a meat market in Houston and KNOWS his knives).
The same goes for the flags: The patriotic customer can pick up anything they want here in the way of cloth (or synthetic) banners, including mammoth flags and flagpoles to adorn their ranchette or even some that are small enough to attach to an automobile’s antenna. Need a custom flag? They can make exactly what you need. It’s a grand old flag, indeed—and Old Glory is well represented here …
With globalism eroding almost every bit of national pride we have left, it’s encouraging to encounter a business that thrives on the patriotic feelings of all those who still look up the the flag as a proud symbol of America. For Mike Young, selling the flag as a commodity is more than just a business, it’s a calling.
O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
In the town of Wimberley, Texas, you bet it does—in every possible size and
configuration—at the home of Eagle Mountain Knife and Flag.
Fax: (512) 847-6942
Toll Free: 1-800-385-5605
International Customers dial +1-512-847-0010
Eagle Mountain Knife & Flag
333 FM 2325
Wimberley, Texas 78676