Monthly Archives: January 2015

//January
29 01, 2015

New mixed material knife complete.

This custom knife turned out really well. Great color combo and fresh off the bench here in central Texas. 12.5 inches of 440c stainless steel w/ a natural, brown linen micarta handle and stabilized spaulted Texas pecan wood bolsters. Materials are highlighted by a white vulcanized fiber liner. Pins are handmade by Sally Martin. This [...]

28 01, 2015

Building custom sayas for existing knives in Austin, TX.

We also build custom sayas for chef knives here in Austin. This beautiful Japanese sushi knife belongs to a chef here in Austin and he asked to build a saya that roughly matched the color of the handle of his knife. We chose a dark walnut wood and stained it a little darker to give [...]

26 01, 2015

Weige Knives offers sharpening classes.

Weige Knives will be at the sold out Knife Skills class tomorrow at the Sustainable Food Center in e. Austin showing the class how to properly sharpen your knives in the home. We'll also be sharpening knives for a small fee. While this class is sold out you can sign up for future classes by [...]

26 01, 2015

New life to another Forgecraft.

A local chef here in Austin, TX brought in a Forgecraft knife that he had another knifemaker rehandle. The job was unfortunately sloppy, uneven and boxy. So we had the chef pick out some new wood to customize this chef knife further and rehandled it to his specific requests. It turned out nicely and we [...]

18 01, 2015

17 inch slicer in TX Mesquite complete.

Last week we finished a monster of a custom slicing knife. This one is 17 inches overall with a 12 inch blade and a 5 inch handle. The customer brought in a special piece of Texas Mesquite wood that ended up looking much better than I originally anticipated. This handmade slicing knife is done in [...]

7 01, 2015

Interesting video about carbon chef knives.

Some interesting info here. They only test factory made knives and it makes sense the $300 knife performed best overall. I wish someone would do a test with custom chef knives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e50gujs4l-I