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Added by steve @ colonial knife on September 23, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Razor sharpening .

A shortish blog on sharpening straight razors. It will be short because I know little enough , though I have learned enough to be able to get the job done . Maybe I can return to this in future when I have more information but for the present it will be brief .

1 . If you want to learn to shave using a straight razor the most effective way is to buy a new razor from a dealer who is known for sharpening their razors before sending them out . Buy a strop at the same time , not a…


Added by John Bamford on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 — 99 Comments

A collection of straight razors , I guess !

I feel that I have to admit that I am becoming a collector , this may sound strange as I am writing this on i Knife Collector and this is ...well the place for collectors .

I have never really collected anything before , in the past I have always had a pocket knife and sometimes two or maybe three but never anymore than that.  I have had knives since I was eight or nine , something like that anyway and I can hardly remember a time when I didn't look in shop windows at knives . When I…


Added by John Bamford on September 10, 2016 at 10:16 — 49 Comments

Minion #16

Another tiny one. The steel is 1.2379, hardened up to 60 HRc. OAL - 175mm, blade - ~70/20/3.8mm.

Brass guard. The handle is stacked birch bark and acacia burl.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 31, 2016 at 22:40 — No Comments

Happy Knife Day

Howdy folks!  Happy Knife Day to all.

Added by Pete Walker on August 24, 2016 at 12:44 — No Comments

National Knife Day 2016

Happy Happy Happy National Knife Day !!!!!!!!!

Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvelous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time. 

I am not sure that most folks know about today...but we sure do.  So…


Added by Jan Carter on August 24, 2016 at 6:59 — 27 Comments

25th. Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

When I'm not playing with sharp objects or madly dashing across the country to rescue a relative, I help operate a small non profit called the South Coast Community Land Trust based in Big Sur, CA. I'm a Board Director and Secretary of the SCCLT, and Entertainment/Volunteer Director of our one big fund raising event each year, the Big Sur Jade Festival. We raise money for several community organizations, but our main focus is helping the students of the local K-12 public…


Added by Syd Carr on August 23, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments



Added by Granny on August 19, 2016 at 10:33 — No Comments

A sheath for a leuku

A friend asked me to make a sheath for his leuku, because he didn't like the old one. And there it is:…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 15, 2016 at 22:56 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #10

And one more hunting knife. This one will hunt in the Great plains of the dining-room and the Valley of the Kitchen.



Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 10, 2016 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

Minion #15

Shortly after #14 it is time for #15. Actually, I was working on these two brothers at the same time. 

At first #15 was planneed to be with one whole piece of acacia for handle, but I decided it was too poor. So I cut the piece in two, removed the metal guard, put two pieces of twisted oak, cut corian guard and heel and added stainless steel spacers. This was assembled and disassembled about 3413873165 times, utill it fitted (almost) as I wanted it to fit.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 7, 2016 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Minion #14

The Canadian belt knife is gone to his new owner and it was time to start making the new knife. Since I'm obsessed with the minions - of cource the next knife is a tiny one.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60HRc. Sapele and black corian handle, impregneted with linseed oil and polished with carnauba wax. The sheath is calf blank, oiled with Vaseline to stay soft and to prevent absorbing moisture.

OAL - 160mm, blade only - 70/27/3,7mm.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 5, 2016 at 23:15 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife vol.6

The knife is an order from a satisfied customer.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, the handle is palm tree. You all know the dimensions.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 3, 2016 at 11:45 — 2 Comments

Hunting knife II version #8

D3 steel, hardened up to about 61 HRc, corian with acacia and walnut handle.

The knife is order from a pleased customer and is a gift for his friend. This is why i've put some more time and effort in making it. This is it's second handle - the first one was just as ordered - white corian, alder and Rhodopean spurce. But the alder's flader didn't came uot very good, and some internal voids showed out in the spurce. I could have the voids filled and go on with the poor…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:45 — No Comments

The unit

Four knives - one for each member of the team. 

The steel is BECUT, hardened up to about 58 HRc, paracord handle, soaked with epoxy. Kydex sheaths (not made by me).…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments

Minion #13 - the fatal one!

The fatal #13 of the minions' tribe!

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, corian and acacia handle with brass spacers. The mounting is with hidden nut and the heel is held with brass rivets.

This one was also assembled and disassembled about 654296641 until finally everything was fitted together and I was pleased with it.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:38 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife

I haven't made this model for quite a long time, but I still can do it. The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc. The handle is black micarta.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 10, 2016 at 12:00 — 10 Comments

Custom Knives by Alan Davis

Thought I would start a blog here to showcase the work of my favorite knifemaker.   I stumbled across Alan Davis, a knifemaker from Boerne, Texas, in late 2012.  I was blown away by his knife designs.  Even more astounding was the fact that they were virtually all one of a kind creations.  Alan didn't just make one or two patterns and then just outfit them with different materials.  Each and every one was pretty much different.  While he did have a few designs that people seemed to like and…


Added by Dennis Hibar on July 6, 2016 at 5:30 — 240 Comments

Tanto sharing for Bryan W

This is a Tanto that was given to me by the widow of my best friend that died a few years ago.  He loved the Japanese swords, and unfortunately I know little of its history.  I did have an expert look at it, who determined it was made from a cut down (or broken) WWII Japanese sword.  The polishing is not correct, the shape of the blade tip is a bit off, but the parts are all authentic and someone put a lot of time into this piece.  The collar was noted as being very…


Added by Jan Carter on June 29, 2016 at 19:56 — No Comments


I assembled and disassembled it about 198769312 times. But it came out really interesting and a bit different from it's brothers.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), 61 HRc, OAL - 165mm, blade only ~75х25х4mm. The handle is white corian, composite wood, acacia and stainless steel and brass spacers.




Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 23:01 — No Comments

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