The Benefits of Hand Forging

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What really are the benefits of forging a blade? Forging is more flexible in terms of what you can achieve. Forging also refines the structure of the steel. Drop forging and rolling does indeed impart some of the benefits of forging to a stock removal blade, however. once you start grinding away material, the grain […]

Handmade Medieval Daggers

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In my opinion there are few blades more useful and more interesting than a classic hand forged medieval handmade dagger! Two edges for greater cutting versatility, a perfect point for puncturing, well balanced and with a functional guard. My most recent dagger is the one pictured here. I’m calling it the Warder. Warder means to […]

Handmade Knife Handles

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A handmade knife handle is, in my humble opinion, the second most important aspect of a knife design. Like any tool, where you hold it determines how frequently you will use it. You can have the most useful blade design with the best steel and heat-treatment in the world and with a shoddy handle, you’ll […]

The Feel of a Handmade Knife

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Many people say that there is a distinct difference between a machine made knife and a hand forged blade produced in the old world manner of anvil and hammer. Some would argue the major differences arise from the nature of the materials involved or the shaping of the blade itself. This is a long standing […]