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So this past saturday we had the DKE. And unlike some previous years where I was able to take LOT's of pictures and write commentairy for them.
This year I didn't get around to that at all. But let me tell you about the show from the perspective of a fairly novice maker. (This was only my 3rd show attending as a maker)
At 6:30am a friend of mine came to pick me up. The guy is one of my closest friends and although we sometimes don't talk to each other for weeks…Continue
Added by Alexander Noot on April 21, 2015 at 4:14 — No Comments
As you might know I make a knife every now and then.
Well I'm trying to get my name out there a little more. So if my facebook page reaches 250 likes I'll give away this little knife
So if you have a Facebook account, go to: …Continue
By suggestion from Steve thought I'd copy this article over here. Looks like even the links and the pictures came along for the ride.
You can follow my blog here: http://lxemergency.blogspot.nl/
Allright. The losers have been weeded out. Time for the heavy hitter to take each other on in a massive 3 way. I bring you Battle of the blades!
For a 4 inch blade (cutting edge)
Vote Here: http://poll.pollcode.com/12217687
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Last of the pre-rounds in Battle of the bladeshapes the one of the immensely populair.
Wharncliffe. I'm no stranger to this bladeshape. I quite enjoy making them. They have a LOT a functionality in that pointy bladeshape.
Here's a couple of versions I've done of this bladeshape.…Continue
And thus we come to Round # 2
You can vote here: http://poll.pollcode.com/85437337
The modified Sheepsfoot, made famous by the Böker Rhino and the Benchmade Bone collector among others:…Continue
Allright people. In trying to decide which bladeshape I'll be creating we're have a Battle of the bladeshapes.
Vote here: http://poll.pollcode.com/14658787
The bullnose (as in the Bullnose Skinner as demonstrated here in this knife by John McCain)…Continue
Thought I'd party with the rest of you in the US (I'm in the Netherlands even though I was born in the US like most of you)
So for thanksgiving (black friday as well) only!
10% off anything I've made/you order.
This is valid ONLY for iKC members and untill 12PM friday your local time.
Check out my knife thread in the customs group (…Continue
Added by Alexander Noot on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 — No Comments
Allright guys. Yesterday I realised that I have a bunch of lovely knives that I carry every day. But the ONE tactical folder (one hand opening, Pocket clip) that I have is rather plain (even if it's very good). Which it the Mcusta Tactility.
Now I'd like to save up for a nice Handmade/custom tactical folder. But first I'd like all you guys' input on what's out there. Maybe I'll get a new idea ot something. (It'd need to be something that will be made…Continue
So for a final Blog on the Committee knife project (a project is something started with a definate end in mind therefore this was a project to me and you were all my colleagues in this project/on the project board) I'll explain how to buy the committee knife.
And after that I'll repost all the pictures in order of how the knife was constructed :-)
Here's how the auction will go. It'll be my own variation of a…Continue
Just wondering how you guys stand on filework.
(not my picture, came from http://makestuffwithyourhands.files.wordpress.com)
Like it? Don't like it? Just the blade? Just the handle? what're you thinking?
Personally I like it as long as the rest of the knife…Continue
Allright. So far we've decided on a design, and a grind.
Here's what we have so far:
I'll soon be setting a flat grind on that knife. What I need your input on now though is what kind of handle material it should have.
Basically almost anything is an option. But just to get the ball rolling I'll show some…Continue
Allright. All my projects are temporarily on hold because of things like heat treat/waiting for materials.
But I still want to play around with steel. So I've decided to design a knife by comittee.
Here's how this works. I need input from all of you, as much as possible. Everyone who responds please give me the following information as to what you'd like to see me make.
Steel, I have 3 options,
So now we land on the final few tables that I photographed at the DKE. I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures even a tenth as much as I enjoyed taking them because if so you had a lot of fun.
The first one today is a maker called Martin Annegarn or MAknives who makes some very cool high precision folders. Martin works from a tiny home workshop but he does…Continue
Today we're staring off with Sander van der Veld or Field Knives
Sander is a hobbyist knifemaker who recently started. His specialty is a model he calls the PFB or Pocket Fixed Blade. Which is a…Continue
Now as everyone knows sometimes people come from far for these knifeshows.
The dealer who's next did come from as far away as South Africa.
Here's some of the things they brought with them
André van Heerder knives. I loved this one because of the pattern that snakes between the carbon fibre scales and the lovely damascus…Continue
Folder and fixed blades both today.
First of these is Filip de Leeuw of Deviant Blades who makes some awesome folding knives. His Forté is titanium framelocks. But he's also done a friction folder that got picked up and will be released this summer.
Filip works pretty much with nothing but Premium materials like Mammoth, Carbon Fibre, G-10 etc. And makes for a very nice folding knife. He told me…Continue
Today we get started with a man who is soo precise with a hand file that he's gotten the nickname "the human CNC machine" among Dutch knifemakers.
His name is Gert van Elsen and he does virtually all his work by hand.
One of the things he loves to do is…Continue
Picking up where I left off yesterday. Starting with a local that lives in the city where the show was held, Tiel.
Eric de Feijter is a stock removal knifemaker that does his own Heat Treat. His specialty is in knives that are heavily scandinavian influenced but he's also tried his hand at some scagelesque knives and knives influenced by american knife styles.
Here he is at his table.…Continue
Last Saturday I visited the one knifeshow my little country has every year. (It's ok, there's a couple more in Germany, Belgium and France every year as well and they're just around the corner so don't feel TOO bad for me)
Entering the room I found it to be very well visited. After browsing for a couple of hours I took out the camera and started taking pictures....then I put away the camera and took out my cellphone because apparantly that takes better pictures in the terrible…Continue