HANDMADE AND CUSTOM KNIFE BLOG

Wood as a Custom Knife Handle

Wood as a Custom Knife Handle Blog PictureFrom the time knives began to have handles, discussions have been held as to what the best material for knife handles would be.  By far and away the most popular material for a knife handle through out history is wood. There are many reasons for t...


Custom Knife Pin Types

Custom Knife Pin Types Blog PictureThe attention to detail is what makes custom knives so appealing.  One important part of knives, and a part that allows for some additional creativity, is that of the knife pins.  Knife pins are the metal bars or rivets that hold the k...


Common Kitchen Knife Edges

Common Kitchen Knife Edges Blog PictureV-Grind (Flat Edge) is the most common style of edge for a kitchen knife and looks exactly like it sounds - two slanting sides that go straight to the cutting edge. Convex Edge is hard to sharpen, but is d...


Knife Blade Creation Processes

Knife Blade Creation Processes Blog PictureMost custom made knives have blades on them that are created by a couple of processes: 1.) Stock removal process -  grinding and removing all the bits that do not look like a knife, until you have an un-hardened piece of metal that has the...


Chosing a Custom Hunting Knife

Chosing a Custom Hunting Knife Blog PictureThere is nothing like a custom designed, custom made, hunting knife.  Once you have owned one, mass produced knives rarely seem to be up to the task.  Knowing that every aspect of your knife was designed specifically by a skilled knife maker isnt ...


What makes custom knives so great?

What makes custom knives so great? Blog PictureMost everyone I have ever talked to that has purchased and used a custom blade as opposed to a manufactured blade pretty much agree that they will never go back.  Though its sometimes hard to put your finger on exactly what makes custom knvies so ...


Kitchen Knife Steel: The Basics

Kitchen Knife Steel: The Basics Blog PictureSteel is a fundimental part of a kitchen knife, because obviously that is where the utility comes from.  And while steel can be broken down into many, many, sub-categories, at the end of the day there are 2 main types used in kitchen knives (for t...


Pumpkin Carving Knives

Pumpkin Carving Knives Blog PictureHalloween is the time when pumpkin carvers all over America try out their favorite designs.  Custom knives have made this tradition more dramatic by allowing more intricate designs to be created.  Custom knives have the sharpness and build quality...


The knife that won over modern humans!

The knife that won over modern humans! Blog PictureCustom knives are often functional art.  The amount of time and effort that goes into a custom blade can be imense, and the artistry involved could make Di Vinci himself cringe.  Folding knives have taken over as the go to knife design for...


Custom Sneak Peek

Custom Sneak Peek Blog PictureWith 2014 getting under way, there is alot of exciting news coming out in the custom knife world.  There are some new knife makers on the scene that are delivering some stunning new knife designs, and they are using some very unconventional materi...




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