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Workshop Safety 101

Article written by: David Grinter If there is one thing you should know thoroughly before you heat or grind your first workpiece, it’s safety. Your equipment, shop layout and work practices should all be designed with safety at the forefront. Making a conscious effort to remain safe might just save your life. Safety Blacksmithing and knife making can...

Dovetailed Laminate Handles

Article written by: Skye Eilers of Skye Eilers Knives | Facebook: Skye Eilers Kives | Instagram: @skye.eilers This article demonstrates how I make “dovetailed” laminate handles. This is my Kingmaker design - G10 scales, brass bolsters, and brass and G10 spacers. The fitment is angled, providing the illusion of curved spacers when the handle is rounded....

My First Knife By Tempany Halbert

We’d been planning this for months. We already knew the type of knife we wanted to make and had our handle materials ready, now we just needed a teacher. Since roughly July 2020 I’ve wanted to do a forging class with Keith Fludder, a recognised Journeyman Smith in the American Bladesmith Society. His reputation within...

Why our steel is cut by waterjet and bandsaw

At Gameco Artisan Supplies, unless noted otherwise all of our steel bars and blanks are either waterjet cut or saw cut. Compared to the other methods available to cut steel into bars or blanks like laser, shear, or plasma; bandsaw and waterjet cutting gives us the most desirable results. Waterjet cutting advantages: No heat affected zone –...

Your Guide to Knife Templates

Knifemaking is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humans, they are arguably our first tool and as such have had thousands of years of design put into them. Due to this many say there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to knife design. The positive to this is that...

Knife Anatomy

Knifemaking is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humans, they are arguably our first tool and as such have had thousands of years of design put into them. Due to this many say there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to knife design. The positive to this is that...

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