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Custom knife maker

Postby Rhah » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Found this cool website. Interesting tutorials and info. As well as some really cool knives and tools.

Check out the EDC Tools. I need a San Mai Damascus Bottle Opener/Cutter

http://aescustomknives.com/index.htm
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby coldharvest » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:21 pm

Rhah wrote:Check out the EDC Tools. I need a San Mai Damascus Bottle Opener/Cutter

I think we all do, cheers for the link.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby diamondcutter13 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:49 pm

nice stuff on that site, I love knife sites that put a lot of work into showing off the craft not just the products.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby Rhah » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:33 pm

coldharvest wrote:
Rhah wrote:Check out the EDC Tools. I need a San Mai Damascus Bottle Opener/Cutter

I think we all do, cheers for the link.


No problem, I have my moments.

Contacted Ariel to see what prices were and turnaround times. For the San Mai Damascus Bottle Opener/Cutter one is looking at $250.00 shipped and a 4 - 6 month turnaround.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby Diode » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Those knives are beautiful. Damask steel always looks good. There is a knife there that is made of cabled strands, flattened, hollow ground and this exposes the stranding with beautiful patterns. Wow!

The really good things about knife making are that it can be a one-man operation, quite compact, use simple tools, cost relatively little to set up and makes use of a website to sell INTERNATIONALLY. Some displays on YouTube etc., etc. is good for promotion and the knives are cheap to send around the world.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby AztecDave » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:39 am

very nice. thought the Cable Damascus Integral Knife was very well done.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby diamondcutter13 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:48 pm

A cable damascus was my first crack at knife making and I pooched it badly. My second attempt was better with a normal pattern weld type knife but I want to take another crack at the cable knife. While I was struggling with the cable steel, my instructor was making a damascus steel knife from a Harley chain. Looked pretty cool.

Some of his stuff from cable steel
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A Chain Saw blade knife
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http://www.storchknives.com/dam2.html
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby zuluninja » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:08 pm

that second knife with the diff heat treated hamon looks really good! I'm getting into it as well, sans instructor...maybe later I'll sign up for classes if I can find them locally.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby diamondcutter13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:52 pm

double tap oops
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby diamondcutter13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:53 pm

not all of Ed's stuff appeals to me but his use of "cast away" steel like chain saw blades, motorcycle chains, and cable from oil rigs is interesting. I'll definitely go back for more workshops. I have two more blanks left from my first Damascus forging to finish also.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby RYP » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:58 am

it is nice to see Americans who make things. What if instead of tweeting, people actually made something?
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby gnaruki » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:10 pm

Nifty. I need to relearn how to weld.
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Re: Custom knife maker

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:20 am

Here's another custom knife maker who has lots of good tips and info about bladesmithing. Some nice blades too.

http://www.dfoggknives.com/
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