kitchen knives made by the members of Avalon forge craft
Here is a detail shot showing the beautiful handle wood on the knife set in my last post. This is blue dyed masur birch, personally I prefer natural woods, but I cannot deny how beautiful dyed woods can be. What's your opinion on dyed vs natural woods? As an artist it's definitely nice to have so many more options to play with.
A Parer I made a few weeks back, to replace one that was unfortunately lost by a client. "Slipped in" twist damascus and leadwood. 'Slipped in' is my name for a twist with alternating layer thickness, because you slipp a little chuck of damascus in your layer stack, or in this case some pieces of monno into a regular random billet.
Didn't stick around long enough to advertise but I will definitely be making more in this configuration. I honestly think this is the perfect size for me, I love the powerful feel of cutting with a 10" blade, but every time I cook I find myself reaching for the pettys most often
7 blades, warped, delaminated or were slightly the wrong shape, and two handles cracked near finished. I'll be honest I was expecting trouble with customs. On the plus side I really love how the knife came out the profile and distal forging are about as good as I've ever done. User reports, cutting performance is good, especially considering the thickness, but food sticking is pretty damn bad, the grind could definitely use a bit more convex.
I've just finished blade no. 999 (I've already done my 1000th but that is because I count from heat treat not when the knife is finished) this one is made of my "graveyard" Damascus I made recently which is a combination of all of the last two years previously failed knives and billets. Nats taken a couple of macro shots of it so you can see the different subtle patterns in the blade.
I got a tiny scratch on the blade so I need to do a bit of refinishing before this one is done. I'm really happy with it overall, the curly olive handle was a bit of a gamble, when I was eying up options I thought there was a 50/50 chance that I would decide I didn't like it when I'd finished and have to make a new one.
Stainless san-mai and bog oak Kurouckhi Funyaki. I really like how this one turned out, I'm still getting the hang of Kurouckhi (forge finish) knives, it can be tricky to forge them thin enough to keep the texture, but when they do go right you can get some really nice edge geometry.