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Putting handles on a Katsura Damascus kitchen knife set

I needed some decent kitchen knives as cooking is my favorite pass time. So I purchased a set of chef knives from Amazon and got to it.

Katsura AUS10 damascus blanks; 8" chef, 6.5" chinese cleaver, 7" Santoku and a 7" Nakiri. They all came without the Logo, matching Mosaic pins and gift boxes. Cost about $291/set.

As they'll been in my Girlfriends kitchen, I let her select the handle material. She liked the Purpleheart wood and Red liners. It's easy to work as far as I…


Added by Brad T. on August 30, 2019 at 12:30 — 7 Comments

Mail Call...New arrivals.

Since I have contracted EDC-OCD, I have bought a knife weekly. This blog should help me keep track of the incoming items starting 5/21/2013.

5/21/2013  -  Today it is a Uncle Henry / Schrade+ / U.S.A. 144

This is a beauty, lightly used and well cared for. Polished the brass up a little.…


Added by Brad T. on May 21, 2013 at 16:00 — 58 Comments

100% Custom knives by me....an ongoing endeavour.

For about 3 years now I have been drawing up & cutting out my own fixed blade knife designs. I have yet to complete even one of them. That is terrible, I know, but I am easily distracted by a Paying job and family. This Blog will help me to keep track of the projects.  Please offer up ideas and advice freely, I welcome all of it.

I will list these projects as I started them:


.125 x 1.5" 1095 steel knives. I started with a simple modified Tanto design with 3"…


Added by Brad T. on April 19, 2013 at 18:00 — 15 Comments

Amatuer Buck 110 Custom Project -1/10/2014 Update

As some of you may know, recently I have caught the 110 bug. I've been buying older used 110's on eBay out of curiosity. 

Well, I love these knives. They're easy to re-furbish, re-task and the variations of handles are countless. 

This project will consist of a complete tear down, cleaning, New Damascus blade and scales. Plus, re-tasking the old blade into a usable fixed blade. This blog will be updated as the project progresses. 

2/12/13 The Spanish Lace Damascus blade…


Added by Brad T. on February 14, 2013 at 18:00 — 47 Comments

Brad's amateurish knife reviews - Corneta Wotan

Okay, the title says it all. I am not a english major, so don't ridicule my composition skills.

This blog will be my outlet for honest opinions and facts of knives that I found intriguing enough to buy for myself. With that being said, let us begin.

6/4/2013  Coming soon another rank amateur review.  Subject: Corneta Wotan

What aspects should I highlight? Any particular tests you want performed? I plan to beat the heck out of it anyway.

Let me know soon. I would…


Added by Brad T. on November 3, 2012 at 12:30 — 15 Comments

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