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Knife making

03.01.2024
Bertie Rietveld stands out for his innovative and exquisite Dragon Skin Damascus steel. Rietveld, a South African blacksmith with a global reputation, has redefined the aesthetic and functional standards of Damascus steel through his unique pattern.
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05.01.2023
Mosaic Damascus Steel is a type of pattern-welded steel renowned for its intricate designs and exceptional durability. This results in each Mosaic Damascus piece being a unique blend of art and functionality.
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18.12.2022
Knifemakers use various etchants to achieve different effects, but some prefer natural etchants like vinegar, lemon juice, or wine. One natural etchant that has gained popularity in recent years is coffee.
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15.12.2022
Knife making takes some skills in metalwork, woodwork and designing, much endurance, carefulness and tranquility. You’ll need to take it easy and not hurry to make sure you’ll succeed. Fine projects take practice, and you might craft dozens of knives before making your excellent one. 
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26.11.2022
A sheath is important to ensure safety and protection of a knife you carry every day. Making a homemade sheath is not as difficult, once you’ve got a set of required tools, materials and a bit of passion. Learn how to craft your personalized knife sheath in several simple steps.
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23.11.2022
Although to a beginner it might seem that a quality blade is everything required to make a knife a perfect cutting tool, the reality is a bit more complicated. The grind is an aspect often overlooked by knife owners, and every true knife lover has to understand how the grind impacts the use of a knife. The word ‘grind’ stands for the shape of knife’s blade and depicts how exactly the blade is made thin enough to cut with it. Explore the different edge types, their properties and strengths, to better understand how to have the best of your knife.
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17.11.2022
Damascus – this appealing yet enigmatic steel has captured the imagination of many bladesmiths and knife lovers. The material provides an extremely tough, strong blade that can endure gross impact with a very little degradation of the edge. Historical Damascus’s great edge retention and an inability to shatter even under severe abuse is a rare feature even by today’s standards. Many layers of a Damascus blade welded together form multiple bands and mottling patterns that are inviting to the eye and unique in each blade.
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07.11.2022
When making a knife, you shouldn’t overlook the handle – the component responsible for the proper grip and operability of your knife. Here’s the project that features an assembly handle of several wooden and mammoth tooth slabs. Learn how to make a knife knife in several simple steps!
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07.11.2022
The finish quality of the blade is determined by the Grit of the finishing grind. These can range from a low-shine 280-320 grit finish to a mirror-shine. The high polish shine can be accomplished by buffing with chrome oxide (ex. white chrome, green chrome), hand rubbing with extremely fine wet-or-dry abrasive paper, or with a Japanese water-stone, which has an approximate grit of 10,000-12,000. Most high quality manufactured knives have about an 800 grit finish.
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