Sooooooo coming off making two cutting boards for friends I have decided to do a limited run of knives.
On with the research.
Sometime last year I thought it would be great to make a couple of knives. I ordered some knife steel and quickly realized..... that I didn't have the right tools to make what I wanted. I burned up bits, I snapped sanding belts and melted few things. Plan B, fast forward to today. I thought I would laser cut the metal and then all I would have to do it put on an edge and maybe make a handle?
So a little research. First, I found this website that was incredibly informative. This website made me realize that I was missing some of the vocabulary and design elements that would be necessary to even attempt making a a knife.
I have a lot of experience with knives. Ever since I was a teenager I have always had a knife on me or near me. It all started with the swiss army knife then later a folding spyderco, then a gerber, saber on and on and on. When I was older, working on two houses and having a full time job teaching studio classes I was actually detained at an airport because I forgot to leave my knife at home. I also love cooking and using knives in the kitchen. De-boning turkeys, chickens and roasts. Cutting Soba noodles.
I have started designing a few things in Rhino and have based the design on a basic vegetable chopping knife/chefs knife hybrid. I made two sizes thinking that one might make a great bench knife or prep knife.