Category Archives: heat treat

March 2014 update: standard catalog changes and insight into why I do what I do

The price lists for kitchen and utility knives is what I refer to as “standard Catalog” knives.  I have decided to simplify the  options.  Effectively immediately I am discontinuing the “Zompoc” finish.   I still have a few pieces in … Continue reading

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July update

I know, I know.. I’ve been terrible about updating here.  I’ve been a bit preoccupied with getting things back up and running after vacation,  and making some adjustments in the shop.    One of the things I’ve been busy with is … Continue reading

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Recent miscellaneous projects

I’m one of those people that have a hard time just making a “practice piece” when trying to dial in a process.  Recently I needed to verify some methodology in color case hardening, in preparation for a commission.  Rather than … Continue reading

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End of July update

So July has ended.  It was a busy month.  The shed took a bit more to get built than I hoped for but not by much.  I underestimated the amount of fill I would need to level the spot for … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Stainless Steel and Heat Treating

There’s always going to be debates among knifemakers and knife enthusiasts about the “best” kind of steel. There are purists who feel that high-carbon steels are the only real steel for serious knives. There are also those for whom a … Continue reading

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