a whole year without finding work. well near enough, it'll be a year in august. F! me. a whole year, it's been a year of ups and downs, and fall out, and friends.
Thank-you to those who helped me, and continue to help me through this.
Someone was joking about me manufacturing knives... and after giving some serious thought to it, i though, why not? i know what chef's need and want in their knives, and who better to make knives than a chef.
I'm starting the process of sourcing steel, and woods, and i'm looking for a couple of belt grinders that i can use to help me grind the knives to a near perfect blade. I'm also looking for a couple of small angle grinders and a few other tools i'll need to manufacture knives.
So i'm thinking of making a few kitchen knives in a line, and a couple of bush knives in a line.
My chef's knife line will consist of a parring knife, a 6 inch and an 9 inch chef's knife. i might make a 12 inch chef's knife, but that'll be by special request only.
i'll make bush knives, maybe out of Damascus steel, so they look really pretty but are still functional? hmm maybe.
I suppose i could make a few chef's knives out of Damascus steel, they would be pretty at least, but i don't know if i could get it in the hardness I'd need for chef's knives..
Things to ponder and get going on.
6 years, 9 months ago
24 Jun 2012 09:56 CEST