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Workshop ~ Knifemaking Materials

 

Below will be links to pages about the materials I've used to create the knives on this site, and what's generally available for commissions. (If you're interested in a knife incorporating a material not shown here, it's always worth contacting me.)

 

Blade Materials: Steels. I use a variety of steels to give different qualities and effects to my handforged blades. More soon...
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Handle Materials: Woods, Horn, Bone and Antler. Exotic hardwoods, horn and skins, locally sourced bone and antler. More...
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Fitting Materials: Silver, Copper, Brass, Wood, etc. Fine sterling silver, hand cast or hand-engraved, sculpted copper and brass, menuki and tsuba. More soon...
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Materials are important. Not just the steel, but also the wood (or bone, antler, horn, rayskin, silk, cotton) for the handle, the metal of the fittings (steel, sterling silver, copper or brass) and the leather (or copper, or wood) of the sheath, all contribute to the look of the knife: and more importantly, to how it feels in the hand.

Photos just don't do these materials justice, but I hope these pages will give you some sense of what I like to use, and why...

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