Monthly Archives: February 2015

20 02, 2015

Custom set of knives handmade here in Austin, TX.

We finished a set of knives for a chef in New York this week. We're excited about this new cut of stabilized maple burl we received. We bought a large block and cut it into 10 blocks for knives and used 3 on this set. We have a 12.5" chef knife, a 10.5" chef knife [...]

19 02, 2015

Chef and boning knife combo.

We finished a chef and boning knife combo today for our friend Colby D. in FL. Both have spaulted, stabilized TX pecan bolsters and the custom chef knife has a blue, stabilized Box Elder wood handle. The custom boning knife has a blue, stabilized Peach wood handle. Both with white liners on 440c stainless w/ [...]

10 02, 2015

Custom chef knife with Hawaiian Mango handle.

We finished up this beautiful 12" chef knife in beautiful Austin, TX today. The wood really pops and it's our first time using stabilized, Hawaiian Mango wood. Looking closely you can see the similarity of the grain structure to the actual fruit. This is for a customer here in Austin. Of course the pins are [...]

10 02, 2015

Prototype mini-chopper / santoku.

It's finally warming up in Austin, TX so Dirk and I worked on this prototype mini-chopper and finished it today. Well, I designed it and he did the leg work including the material swatch. It's 8.5" overall with a 4" blade made of 440c w/ a Honduran rosewood bolster and black linen micarta handle. It [...]

7 02, 2015

Custom knife made for a media company.

When I left my job in the media business @ LiveIntent my bosses were very cool about it. They actually scheduled a corporate event at my shop and had me create a custom knife for the company. I posted a photo from the corporate knife building event awhile back, but never got around to posting [...]

6 02, 2015

New handmade chef knife complete.

Both Dirk and I worked on this beautiful 11 inch overall chef knife. The blade is 6.5 inches of 440c stainless steel @ HRC 55 so it will be easier to sharpen. The bolster is buffalo horn and the handle is stabilized, curly maple burl w/ handmade mosaic pins. Red, dovetailed liner made from G10.

4 02, 2015

Putting handles on knives for customers.

We don't do this that often, but a job comes along like this now and again. A former Austin police officer brought in these damascus blades he purchased and some really nice Ironwood and asked if we could put them together for him. He chose the mosaic pins and decided to have the bottom include [...]