Monthly Archives: December 2014

//December
19 12, 2014

Experimenting w/ linen micarta.

I'm really enjoying linen micarta for knife handles. It has such a clean look w/ deep colors that contrast wood really well. I tried something different on this 14 inch chef knife using the material. I put black linen micarta on the handle w/ black linen micarta pins to give the pins a hidden, flush [...]

17 12, 2014

Very cool review of one of my finished knives.

The Beauty of a Finely Finished Blade Santa Claus came early for me this year, when bladesmith Travis Weige of Weige Knives here in Austin emailed me, letting me know that my custom chef’s knife was finished. You may remember my feature article for the Austin Chronicle last spring (see link, below), when I wrote [...]

12 12, 2014

A beautiful 16 inch slicer.

Finished a beautiful knife today for a chef in New York. This is a 16 inch slicer done in 154cm American super steel w/ dovetailed, honey water buffalo horn bolsters and a stabilized, spaulted maple burl handle. White vulcanized fiber liner w/ handmade copper / brass / stainless combo mosaic pins.

8 12, 2014

Grinding knives in the Texas winter.

This is what I look like when I grind. Or when I do heavy grinding. I think the guys at the ABS school were surprised to see me in so much gear, but I don't care. I wear a full shield / mask, headphones and a serious dust mask. No reason to die young from [...]

5 12, 2014

Custom chef knife. Pinecone handled knife.

On a whim I bought a unique, resin cast pinecone handle block to sell to customers. Months passed while Dirk and I hoped someone would choose it and finally it happened. Months later I got to build the knife as part of a father and son knife combo. The finished knife looked really cool with [...]

3 12, 2014

50 year old pear wood for knife making now.

A 50 year old pear tree in our backyard was slowly dying and more than one arborist told us we should take it down for safety reasons. So when we decided to build our back porch and fire pit we designed it so we wouldn't have to take down any trees other than this pear. [...]

1 12, 2014

Weige Knives donates to a great cause.

This winter I have the privilege to donate a handmade hunting knife to the Avery Grace Kargel Memorial Golf Tournament. This is a handmade, one of a kind, 8.5 inch, drop point skinner hunting knife done in 440c surgical stainless steel in a flat grind with a brushed finished. The handle materials include a dove [...]