Saturday, 18 October 2008
There is a resource
It's on the web of course
About the gathering of blades
And the ways that they are made
Guys who'll sell you a blade on its own
Folk who have devised a new hone
Handles in Wood, G10 and Micarta
It's extensive, they'll have what your after
Steel matrix seen under a 'scope
Neck knives, handled with some rope
Sheaths in vegetable dyed leather
Finishes to withstand the weather
Rigid camp choppers, fish knives with some flex
Tutorials, make Damascus, sheath in Kydex
The merits of each kind of temper and quench
Exclusive output from a master makers bench
Thorough, long standing user review
Granddads folder to draw queens brand new
Edges; convex, scandi, and full flat
It's all there, from superb! To what is that?
A great resource, maybe I'm showing my ignorance here, but I've never had a question about blade making that I've not seen already answered somewhere on British Blades.
If you're in the market for a new knife this thread is an amazing list of makers from all over the world.
If you're looking for something usable but affordable, I've seen some shocking bargains on the site too.