Monthly Archives: November 2012

29 11, 2012

My first Santoku.

I finished my first Santoku blade today for a customer who plans to give this as a Christmas gift. This was a challenge not only due to the shape, but because the handle is made from giraffe bone. The bone is imported from South Africa and is expensive so I had to make sure I [...]

28 11, 2012

Setting the pins in a custom chef knife.

Setting the pins in a Water Buffalo Horn handled knife today. This is one of the most difficult processes. Everything has to fit perfectly. You also have to do this very quickly since the epoxy begins to set immediately. Not to mention keeping epoxy off the knife blade itself. Lots of clamps ensure a [...]

17 11, 2012

Tempering custom chef knives.

I went to New Braunfels, TX yesterday to temper knives for two customers. These are 3 knives cut from the same sheet of 440c steel. One is a Santoku and the other are traditional chef knives. The extra is in case one of the knives gets ruined during any part of the long process of [...]