Culinary, bushcraft and specialty knives and tools

Cutting Tools

As a hobbyist knifemaker I enjoy creating tools to improve my life and the tasks I encounter. From cooking to camping and everything in between.

I most commonly begin with flat stock O1 tool steel, because of it's superb edge holding capabilities. I have also experimented with 1084 as well as reclaimed circular sawmill blades.

The process

cutting

shaping

drilling handle holes

primary grind

heat treating

tempering

secondary grind

sanding (lots)

handle prep

glue up

handle shaping

sanding

finishing