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As the title says, first knife I have really been able to make for myself. Before I just took too many requests for friends and family and never had the time to make myself one. Recently finished a full kitchen set for my parents and had some extra damascus and a spare piece of mokume, so I decided to make myself a cooking knife as I do a lot of it but I have never had a good kitchen knife to work with. It's not the fanciest one I've done, but the octagonal handle is very comfortable in my hand and the blade is very thin towards the edge making it cut better than any kitchen knife I've gotten
I have some blocks of Thuya burl that I am selling at a discounted price to knife makers. I just recently listed them on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/KnotBoard/listing/541036548 Dimensions are approximately 2-3/4" square by 7". I am asking $24 each plus shipping. Hope some of you guys can find these useful. I also have higher grades of thuya burl that are not listed. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Thanks! Seth Roland
Hey guys I posted this over in the for sale section of the forums but thought I might post it here as well. I would also like to take a moment to give special thanks to Mathew Gregory and John smith for mentoring me through my bladesmithing quest. Matthew has answered all of my questions about knifemaking in general and has helped me in numerous ways for over a year now. John has allowed me to come to his shop many times and has helped me improve my forging and understanding of Japanese style blades. Thanks a lot guys I really appreciate the help. My skill level wouldn't be anywhere near where
This is the knife I've got in the works. It's almost a skinner, but I'll be honest; I don't have the kind of skill to make metal do exactly what I've got in my head. The knife's not great, but it's practice. The blade is pressed in as deep as it will go for now. My questions are thus. Should I carve out the handle more to accommodate the tang? Should I shorten the tang? Should I add a spacer? What are good spacer materials. I have some antler and birch bark. I was also thinking about using a darker wood. What would you guys do?