The Wa-Handle is the traditional Japanese handle and like many aspects of Japanese knives, the design is simple, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
ELMAX has been called the "best all-around knife steel," because it will make a razor-sharp blade and deliver the best possible knife experience. Here's how to heat treat it.
At the time of writing this, I had recently been commissioned to make a unique 21st birthday present for a client and we decided on a 250mm K-tip gyuto chef knife. Japanese gyuto’s themselves have a rich history but I wondered if that was true for K-tips. Were they truly just the current trend or was there historical significance behind the design as well?
In my collection of heat treatment specifications and research papers is a fair amount of info on the topic of cryogenic treatment of knife steels. Not that I’m a metallurgist…
We've been told that western full-tang handles are the best. But with Asian style knives becoming more prevalent in the market, is it time we challenge this long-standing and common belief and find out if Japanese handles are just as good?
Many people have asked how I make my knives. To that point, I wanted to put together a photo recreation outlining the entire knife making process from start to finish. This is for "stock removal" knives rather than forged blades.
Tools and tips on how to make a wooden laser-cut knife box for presenting and shipping your custom knives using Inscape and the Tabbed Box Maker extension.
Does computer-aided knife design ultimately take away from the knifemaking art or result in knives that can't be considered handmade? It is a debate that comes up more often than…
We look at what is an s-grind and does the it actually make a big enough difference in performance for the time and effort it takes to do?
When selecting a knife or a set of knives for your kitchen, you can certainly go to any retail store and purchase an inexpensive set of knives made with plastic…