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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…

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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.…

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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:

1/2011

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

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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…

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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…

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

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