Advanced Chef Knife Grinds

Advanced Chef Knife Grinds

If you’ve ever wondered how to grind a chef knife or what are the best culinary knife grinds this post should help dispel some of the myths and point you in the right direction in terms of geometry. It’s come…

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What knifemakers need to know about CITES

I’ve seen numerous posts on various facebook groups, WhatsApp groups, you name it of knifemakers asking advice on rare materials. It’s usually ivory come to think of it with some makers wanting to sell, buy or simply know if they…

How to scan to cad a knife design

How to trace knife designs into NanoCAD

If you’re like me you’ve been working from templates or simply drawing freehand at this point when making your knives. I’ve moved my designs from photoshop, to Tufnol templates and now finally I thought it was time to digitise them…

How to prepare a knife blade for heat treat | Topham Knife Co

How to prepare a knife blade for heat treat

The hardening of a knife blade is the heart and soul of the knife. When done well, you’ll have a versatile tool for life. When a knife blade is placed under load, stress is almost never uniformly distributed through the…

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How to heat treat Sandvik 14C28N knife steel

Sandvik 14C28N is the latest development in Sandvik’s (Swedish) range of knife steels. The optimized chemistry provides a top grade knife steel with a unique combination of excellent edge performance, high hardness and good corrosion resistance. Sandvik 14C28N® is an…

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Yoco POS Payments – A Knifemaker Review

As a knifemaker and small business owner in South Africa, time out of the shop has a direct impact on the production/output of knives from the workshop. Fewer knives coming out means fewer knives being sold and in turn, less…

How to heat treat M390 knife steel - TophamKnifeCo

How to Heat Treat Böhler M390 Steel

Böhler M390 is a third-generation martensitic chromium steel produced with powder metallurgy. Due to its alloying concept, this steel offers extremely high wear resistance, decent toughness, good corrosion resistance (food-grade [5]) and polishability. Typical applications: moulds for the processing of…

which steel is better, carbon or stainless steel?

Is carbon steel still better than stainless steel

So I was at a club meeting recently where we were talking about bowie knives (watch the full video on Youtube) and I asked a few people why they preferred particular steels. Most commonly referred to as carbon/simple steels taking…

How to heat treat K460 O1 Tool Steel

How to Heat Treat Bohler K460 (O1) Tool Steel

Bohler-Uddeholm K460 (1.2510) (AISI O1) is a popular carbon cold work tool steel that knife makers have used very effectively for decades. Famously O1 has been used by Randall Knives starting in 1938 or so and continuing to today. K460…

how to harden 80crv2 blade steel

How to Heat Treat 80CrV2 Steel

80CrV2 (1.2235) (AISI L2) is a relatively new steel for South African knife makers (2020). However, it is popular in northern Europe (Finland) as Swedish saw steel and has seen growth in the US since 2014 thanks to efforts by…