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The Blade of a Knife

At a minimum, a knife has two parts: something that cuts, and something to hold; a blade, and a handle. A handle is simple and straightforward, just something you can hold onto with some degree of security and comfort. Back in the Stone Age, the earliest cutting tools were just chipped stone, the blade and. . . Read More

The Magic Of Forged Steel

Centuries before I was born, blacksmiths were regarded with reverence and wonder by the communities they served. In some cultures, like the Celts across Europe, and the Samurai of Japan, the work of the smith’s craft was perceived as near magic. Hardenable steel was literally the cutting edge of technology, and men who could take. . . Read More

Damascus Steel Care

Caring For Your Damascus Steel Knife And Blade   If you’ve ever seen a knife made of handmade damascus steel, I don’t need to tell you how exciting the material is. There is something innate in us that almost automatically makes one wonder, “how did that pattern come to be?” I’ll let you in on. . . Read More

The Best Chefs Knife

If you google the words “best chef’s knife”, you’ll see a selection of knives that look fairly similar to the untrained eye. The differences between one and the next will be subtle—a bit more curvature to the edge, a slightly narrower handle, maybe a different finish to the steel—but in most cases these subtle differences. . . Read More