WHO AM I?
I am a person who loves nature and from early childhood I wandered down through the woods and on the waters, I am a fisherman and a hunter, I love off-road and everything which is related to nature makes me happy. During these personal experiences I have formed certain opinions about the ideal gear and the knife was always the first major tool for me.
I graduated from a University and I continued with postgraduate studies, but at some point I decided that it was time to try with all my energy, my passion and my time to develop a career in what I really enjoy. I still hope that one can live decently from this craft and I consider that "made in China" is a very different concept from what I can offer to my clients.
HOW I STARTED
More than 10 years ago, I started to create special knives. During this period I do not include the "apprenticeship", which began around the age of 12 and lasted more than 12 ...
The path to optimal equipment is a long and costly process and it will probably never end, but there were moments when what I am doing today is related with what I used to do with the tools on a workbench.
I started to make knives on command from passion, to help and satisfy friends and clients who did not find an ideal knife. With the time, I started to apply my own rules to my clients, I do not accept to create knives which I do not like and I do not charge upfront. I want to work in the same way as I did in my beginning, with pleasure and passion to every and each knife I make, even if it refers to a model proposed by a client, I have to make it with my own vision, and if, in the end the customer does not like the final product, he is free to refuse it. I start from the belief that the amount assessed at first for the knife will be reflected in the final value of the product, whether the client is the one who ordered it or it will be bought by another client without prior order.
The price that I establish is a sum of the cost of raw material to the production costs and a self-evaluation of the work and I try to be decent and affordable. Sometimes the prices may seem high, but at check on the internet (an objective and equitable source) the client may be aware of the prices for similar material knives, I repeat, the steel used by me is ranking on tops of the specific steel used for knives.
A person who is truly passionate about hunting, hiking or working in the kitchen, knows the importance of a quality knife and wants to have a knife on which he can rely on in any situation.
Far from being an universal tool, the knife is a precise tool, designed to cut out and sting and certain special features make it even more specialized for a specific use.
The knife is good as long as it fulfills the function for which the holder has acquired it. A custom knife can be very close to these requirements, much more than a common knife.
HOW TO USE A KNIFE
The knife can be a tool or a weapon.
As for me, I do not want to make a theory about the use of knives as tools, please take into consideration some recommendations when using knives:
1. The knife must be constantly very sharp, a knife that doesn t cut is more dangerous than a sharp knife, a very great strength will be released on it to cut something, which is difficult to control if it is released abruptly
2. The knife is a fine tool, it is no axe, no chisels or canned opener or form, those are other tools intended for specific uses, when using a knife to replace such tools, the knife is no longer being used properly, it was "abused" and will definitely suffer, more or less
3. Generally, a knife has features depending on the specific destination it was meant to be used for. A turning knife will have a thin and fine blade, sharp in a fine angle to cut and to penetrate deep into the meat, a pinch of an outdoor knife will have a thick and sharp blade into a large angle, to resist well to stone carving, wood or other hard things, These are just two examples of knives, which are divided into dozens of categories.
4. When buying a knife, try to choose what you want to use it for, otherwise it will not be a proper knife and you will be unhappy with its performance and its strength.
5. The knife must be kept clean and dry in the sheath. After using it, the dirt and liquids will be removed and it will be inserted into the sheath, even though in a few minutes it will be used again.
6. The knife is not a tool to be thrown away, it will definitely suffer if it is cast into something, even if it is wood or other material. The shock of a sudden stop (in the case that it has reached the target) or hitting it with the handle or the knife, destroying the handle or even generate vibrations that may break the blade. If your knife is not specially built for throwing at the target, please do not use it for something like this.
7. The knife must be maintained sharpened through the use of matching tiles, after every use which has affected the quality of the cutting knife. Beyond the danger of using a blunt knife (specified above), a knife with a destroyed blade will be far harder to sharpen than the regular maintenance of the blade.
8. Cutting some tough things, such as metal, stones, etc., or hitting the blade with them, will definitely affect the blade, and the tougher the steel is, the most affected the blade will be.
9. The checking "which steel is better" can be made by hitting bright in bright two knives, it is a sure way to destroy the blade, free of charge and irrelevant to his quality. The resistance to tapping with a rough object is linked primarily to the angle grinder and temper hardness of the material. Definitely a nail from soft steel or a chisel made of lower steel will undermine its deep bright blade of a shaving brush or a razor, not because it is a bad steel but because their blades are much thinner than the blade of a chisel.
10. The knives can be tempered at larger or smaller hardening depth, depending on the destination of the steel and of the knife. In general, weak steels cannot besteeled at hardening depth and therefore knives made from steels are generally with a thick blade and high-angle, to compensate for the lack of hardness. A fine bright from a tough steel, although much better resist the cutting tests ( the blade remains sharpened after repeated sharpening processes), will be very sensitive to impact and tends to be very easily chippy. This happens not because of the weak steel, but on the contrary, because the steel is very good but it is used inappropriately.
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