Yearly Archives: 2016

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3 12, 2016

Weige Knives in new issue of Austin Home magazine.

We're honored to be included in the new issue of Austin Home magazine. The article highlights our collaboration w/ local retail store Kettle & Brine. Kettle & Brine is a wonderful home and kitchen store in downtown Austin that highlights local makers w/ higher end products and goods sourced locally and internationally. Here's a photo [...]

2 11, 2016

Weige Knives as guest speaker at La Condesa

Thanks to La Condesa Austin for having Dirk Michener and I as guest speakers at their employee event. We've never had to speak about knives for an hour, but we hope it was half interesting. Also, very cool to see the historic, secret room below the building.

26 10, 2016

Weige Knives refurbishes Vietnam War era knife.

We refurbished an heirloom knife for a customer in Leander, TX this week. It was his father's knife that he carried during the Vietnam war. The handle had completely rotted away so he chose a red and black micarta scheme. We had Brownlow Leather do a custom leather sheath for it to put this knife [...]

12 10, 2016

Another student completes the knife making class.

Mike finished our knife making class a few weeks ago and built a knife he personally designed. He arrived w/ a wooden profile that he was looking to build. He chose a Texas mesquite wood handle and the knife was 11" overall. It inspired Mike to start making knives as a hobby and he performed [...]

21 09, 2016

Weige Knives and Luke’s Steakhouse Parnter

Weige Knives has partnered with Travis Masiero of Boston, MA and Luke's Steakhouse of Singapore to bring one of a kind, custom built oyster shuckers and steak knives to Singapore's finest steak house. Weige Knives steak knives will be available for purchase during the holiday season and in 2017 guests will enjoy them during their [...]

5 08, 2016

Reclaimed wood knife.

The reclaimed wood knife. We built this 6" chef (10.5" overall) from 440c stainless steel made here in the US. The handle material is stabilized, spalted red oak taken from a wood worker's scrap pile in Georgetown, TX and the bolster is mahogany sourced from a Westlake Hills cabinet job one of our customers finished. [...]

30 07, 2016

A few knives available now.

We have a few custom chef knives, paring knives, etc. that are available now. We don't get the chance to create inventory that often so they typically go pretty quick. 3 sold the first day wo/ us posting this information. Someone happened by our shop and took 3 of them home. There are some really [...]

21 06, 2016

Weige Knives and Bunkhouse Group partner.

Dirk and I had a great meeting w/ Lou Lambert and Dawn of the Bunkhouse Group today. Looking forward to building exclusive knives for their properties. Very good excuse to go to Marfa and stay at El Cosmico. We've been commissioned to design 3 new knives for them of various styles with various handles for [...]

30 04, 2016

Woolly mammoth tooth and ivory chef knife.

I finished a monumental knife this week that we've just been calling "The Mammoth Knife". The 8" blade (13" OAL) is done in Twist Damascus (AEB-L and 304) by Devin Thomas who is well known as one of the best damascus makers in the US, if not the world. The handle is woolly mammoth tooth [...]