News

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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Examples of the new logo

Due to an old US law all knives entering the US must be marked with the country of origin unless you can get a ruling from US Customs allowing you to be excepted from this rule. This process can take a few months and you need to apply for an exception with each product you offer...and since many of our pieces are unique this posses a problem.  So we are now marking our logo and "Philippines" on the blades. Below are some examples of the new logo.  

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The US Customs/shipping ordeal is finally over!

We have finally gotten things straightened out and are back to shipping items to the US!  All previous orders have already shipped to the US along with some new products. We hope to ship another batch within the next 2 weeks. After these initial batches things will slow down. Due to this shipping situation I almost had to move back to the US so I had shut down the shop, laid off our apprentice, and ran low on supplies. It will take awhile to get back to normal and things will start off slow since I am still training the...

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