Bits,spurs, and knives. The ranch. Any thing else I do.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I finished this kitchen set yesterday. It is 12 3/4" overall length, with an 8" cutting edge, 1 3/4" wide. The handle is Bois D'arc wood and a mokume' bolster.
The Bois D'arc was cut from an old fence post that a friend saved me when doing a clearing job. It had probably been in the ground for 60 years. It is some amazing stuff.
The damascus is stainless steel I get from http://www.chadnicholsdamascus.com/ . I have never been disappointed in any thing he has sent me, always consistent, and heat treats the same every time. I have tried making stainless damascus a few times and it is tough. I will stick with making the high carbon stuff for a while.