I love these kinds of making-of shots where you can see just how much work and care goes into making something that appears at fist glance to be so elegantly simple. Just gorgeous craftsmanship all around.
Thank you, I'm really glad you like it. It was fun to position all the parts like this for you to see the breakdown. I'm coming with some shots from the workshop soon that should give some insight into the work environment and materials and stuff. Thanks again for your feedback!
I'm glad! It's a challenge trying to capture the essence of a physical object in a photo for the internet. I imagine you know all about that! I hope that images like this are helpful. Thanks again for your input!
that metal there is it a mix of various types? it looks like it a lot! oh and ive seen that material on some samurai swords it looks awesome! btw u do all the work like all of your knifes are 100% handmade? per example u could buy the place where ull grab the knife
All the pieces are cut from blocks and sheets and billets of material, then sculpted to fit and work together. The steel is actually 3 different steels folded together, AEBH Swedish surgical, D2 and 304SS. The Damascus was folded by Mike Norris.[link], everything's handmade. ^_^
The steel is heated in a forge and hammered and folded a bunch, the Blacksmith does that and it makes the beautiful patterns. I get it in the form of a billet, like a long flat bar, and I rough cut the shape I need with a band saw, then shape it down on abrasive wheels.
I make knives in my Master's workshop on the otherside of the mountains (too much driving, ugh). I'll try to remember my camera to get some pics to share with you next time I go there next Wednesday ^_^ His machine shop is little but he has a small band saw, a nice drill press, grinding wheels and other useful stuff he's gotten together over the past 70 years of his life. I work as a machinist as my job job where there's lots of amazing fancy pants tools but I can't use those for knife-making Your dad's shop sounds cool, I hope you find a shop where you can work sometime soon!