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Flame Box Elder Handle
Petite Chefs Knife and Curly Maple
Flame Box Elder Handle

Knife Making Information From The
FREE Learning Series

From Keith Nix Knives, a series on the steps and processes involved in taking wood and steel, and marrying the two to make a useable and attractive heirloom knife. Are you a custom knifemaker just learning the trade? Or a curious collector wanting to know how wood and steel become a custom kitchen knife? Either way, I have some answers, and something of a step-by-step processes to help!

We'll also cover Heat Treating, Bevel Grinding, Hand Sanding and Polishing, Wood Choice, and Handle Attachment and Finishing!

We never claim that our practices are the ONLY way to make a knife, just our way. There are as many ways to make a knife as there are people who make them. As long as the finished product makes a serviceable, durable knife, that's what matters most!

Making The Handle For A Knife -
A beautiful Custom Knife with an uncomfortable handle is useless to me. If it doesn't fit comfortably in my hand, is too fat, too skinny, has harsh corners, or is too flat, I won't like it. I spent a lot of time developing what I think is an attractive design that feels good in large hands or small. This article is about the handle, the contours, means of attachment to the blade tang, and the shaping, sanding, finishing, and final polish of the wood surface to create the right sheen! To check it out, Click HERE!

Kitchen Knife Design - 
From choosing and heat treating the steel to profiling the blade, designing the handle, and choosing an edge type. How to make your kitchen knife a functional piece of art! Read the article now!


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