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New items up for sale / News update

We just finished listing the new batch which can be seen in our online store ( www.ecosknives.com/collections/all ) Lots of discounted/discontinued pieces. This is due to experimenting with new models and cosmetic mistakes made by our apprentice who is learning the craft. Most knifemakers throw away knives with blemishes, and I can respect that since it keeps their reputation up, but it costs the business money and increase prices. We instead sell them at a deep discount, and donate a large portion of the sales to charity (usually the homeless/hungry). This helps us keep prices low, customers get a chance...

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Hartsfield style knives on the way.

We have a handful of Hartsfield style knives on the way.  These are chisel ground from 1095 high carbon steel with a satin finish. (don't mind he grease on the blades in the photos)

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New batch on the way

A new batch has been shipped and is on its way to the US. Due to arrive November 3rd. This may be the final batch in time for Christmas shopping. We hope to have one more batch ready but things always take longer than anticipated. This is our largest batch shipped. Usually we ship about 3-4kg worth a a time for the online store and this shipment was 10kg. Diverse designs from small kiridashi to large choppers. We have a few pieces inspired by Phill Hartsfield....a couple small satin finished chisel ground tantos and daggers. These were fun to make...

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Items coming soon

Hi guys,   Just letting everyone know we are finishing up a batch the last week of July and it should arrive in the US in the first 10days of August. This batch will have some 1095 steel, something thats been out of stock for months. It consists of: Small/thin chisel ground blades 15n20steel Several large choppers 5160steel Several cleavers 5160steel 2 flawed hamons (old inventory) 1095steel Several 10-12 modern style tantos 5160steel 4-10 forge textured neck knives with a semi-polish(something we haven't offered for a good year) 1095steel   The following batch is also 50% done and will consist...

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Question about water vs oil with hamon lines

We recently had a customer ask us about water vs oil in hamon lines.  I thought I would post my response here for anyone else interested.   Water vs oil quench question, and the basics of knife heat treatment.(This is not a “how-to”, its simply an explanation of why I do things a certain way. If you're a budding knifemaker that made it to this page I highly suggest you join the knife forums for how-tos. Also if you are serious about the subject I suggest taking college metallurgy classes and reading metallurgy books.  I took metallurgy and industrial materials...

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