Monday, September 23, 2019

KN34-2 Honesuki Western

KN34-2 Honesuki Western (Full Tang)


This is a smaller kitchen knife that has a fairly stiff spine that is useful for boning and general slicing. The bevel is ground on the right side only which makes it a little unusual to operate, but once one gets used to the asymmetry it become very handy.


The blade is shaped and ground from AEB-L 3/32" which is supposed to be 0.09375" but usually a little thicker and measures closer to 0.11" when I check it with the caliper. The handle is made from Inkline Spalted Maple from Woodstabilizer.com and the bolsters are 316 stainless with 316L pins. The pattern for the KN34 is here.
















Dan








Friday, August 30, 2019

KN58-4 Chef's Knife in CPMS35VN and Spalted Maple

This is an 8" chef's knife that I shaped from a piece of Cruicible's S35VN cutlery steel. The bolsters are 416 stainless and the pins are black paper Micarta and a copper and brass mosaic for the center position. Liners are 3/32" black vulcanized fibre. I took these photos before setting the cutting edge which is at  17 degrees.





Dan



Saturday, August 24, 2019

Top Notch Burl

I wanted to thank Rob from Rich's Point Knives  for sending me some absolutely amazing pieces of stabilized wood including this Amboyna burl. Rob does his own stabilizing and this piece is among the best I've worked with.




Saturday, March 30, 2019

CP27 Clip Point in 154CM and Desert Ironwood

Getting to the finishing stages of the CP27. This is a clip point hunter/skinner made of 154CM stainless with Desert Ironwood scales and 304 stainless bolster. Overall length is 8.5" and the blade is 3.75" of cutting edge. The sheath is dyed to approximate the ironwood tones.






























Monday, March 11, 2019

4,000,000 Page Views

Thanks to everyone who stopped by over the past five years. I started this humble blog in 2013 to document my knifemaking journey and it has sort of taken on a life of its own.


Dan

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Added a Knifemaker's Vise How To





How about a handy knifemaker's vise that takes up to 2-1/4" tall blades? I made this from scrap and a few nuts and bolts. It can be clamped in a regular mechanic's vise or mounted to the face of a workbench. Welding the base to the bottom of the section and you can mount it to the top of your workbench. Super handy for working on handles.

Click here for more info...

Dan

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Micro Chef Novelty Knife

I had some time to kill when the paint was drying on my laser enclosure and made this knife.


It's a  KN58 Micro Chef's knife. It's about 2.75" (7 cm) OAL and is made from AEB-L with stabilized crosscut bocote and copper pins. 1/5th scale.










































Fun build!

Dan

Sunday, January 6, 2019

KN58-3 7.75" Chef's Knife

KN58-3 7.75" Chef's Knife

From 3/32" Nitro-V stock, this full tang 7.75" chef's knife features blue dyed stabilized maple burl scales and 416 stainless outside pins with a 1/4" mosaic center pin.












The template can be found here: KN58 Full Tang Chef's Knife




Cheers!

Dan