My interest in custom knives began after being introduced to James A. Schmidt in 1978. Jim taught me the finer points and guided me through the completion of many carbon steel knives before he would agree to unlock the secrets of forging damascus steel. My encounters with a forged blade have led me to believe it makes a far superior blade. Special qualities can be imparted to the steel which cannot be accomplished through any other process.
The majority of my current work involves producing folding knives. My love of folders goes back to when I was a young boy. The variety and complexity of these knives provides me endless enjoyment in both designing and constructing these useful tools. You can be assured of the extreme precision and craftsmanship in these folding wonders.
Black Pearl Lockback
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Mission Style Damascus Backlock with White, Gold and Black Lip Mother of Pearl
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Washington knifemaker Webb Hammond creates flint knapped knives that are true museum quality. This stunning display combines a sled runner artifact with Webb's expertly knapped custom knife. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Webb could have made it yesterday.
The white flint blade is hand knapped to a sharp edge. Webb used a traditional technique to hold the blade in place - black pitch. The handle ancient walrus ivory that is between 6000 and 9000 years old. Deep colors have leached into the ivory from surrounding soil over the centuries.
The knife is accompanied by a presentation stand. During the early to mid 1800s, Yupic Eskimos used ancient walrus ivory for a wide range of tools including fire starters, fishing weights, halibut hooks, and sled runners. A section of artifact Yupic sled runner is set on a wood base. Mounting holes and general shape from its former purpose as a sled runner are intact.
Exceptional work throughout!
Renaissance Wax is the #1 choice of major museums and art galleries for the preservation of the precious pieces.
Renaissance Wax is a revolutionary formula that is a semi-synthetic micro-crystalline fossil-origin wax entirely free of, damaging acids. It remains chemically neutral and is therefore completely safe, even on vulnerable surfaces.
Guard your precious pieces against the damaging effects of humidity, heat, dust, environmental destruction, aging, and ordinary wear. Renaissance Wax provides a barrier against fingerprints and the devastation of water, wine, alcohol and other spills. With its high moisture resistance, it forms a durable, lustrous protective coating. Prevents tarnish, corrosion and "bloom". Remains completely waterproof.
Special Price!! Both of Dr. David Darom's books sold together! Full retail price of both books: $255 (33% discount)
Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives
Art and Design in Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives
The Art of Custom Knifemaking: 100 Custom Knife Related Projects in the Making
These books are unique among books about custom knives. They provide unparalleled photography and information about some of the best knife makers in the world.
These books provides insight into the personal lives of the artists as well as their thoughts and feelings about their craft -- breathing life into steel objects. This was achieved only by the full and enthusiastic cooperation of everyone involved, presented here in the form of their biographies and signed personal statements.
To complete the documentation of this astounding modern art form, a group of world experts wrote an original introduction to the books.
Flitz is an excellent metal polish for carbon steel knives as well as fiberglass. This anti-tarnish formula lasts up to 6 months. It is non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-flammable, acid-free, won't dry out, and leaves behind no residue. Not designed for Damascus steel.$19.99 Details
The Wa-kamisori, Japanese straight razor, is a perfect example of the Japanese aesthetic. This razor was produced in the workshop of bladesmith Shigeyoshi Iwasaki (b. 1933), in cooperation with his apprentice Ryoichi Mizuochi. Shigeyoshi-san is the son of renowned metallurgist and sword researcher, Hiroshi Iwasaki, who is well respected as a leading authority on traditional forging techniques. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki is considered by many to be the greatest straight razor maker of all time. His work is quite simply beyond compare.
Made of the finest carbon steel and fire-forged with Rentetsu iron (wrought iron), the blade is polished with natural sharpening stones. The blade bear's Iwasake's mark on the back of the blade.
These razors are a source of great pleasure for collectors and users alike. Delivered in a beautiful kiri-wood case.
This Rust Eraser nicely cleans and buffs away scratches & light surface rust on metal surfaces and more. 320 grit abrasive is suspended in a slightly "springy" rubber matrix, making it perfect for cleaning up slight imperfections on both curved and flat surfaces. The 320 grit Rust Eraser is very quick to remove rust and scratches and provides a clean looking satin finish. To clean up a surface faster, use the 120 grit Rust Eraser. Measures approx. 2 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches x 1/3 inch.$10.00 Details
For centuries, camellia oil has been used to protect the finest Samurai swords. A small amount applied to your carbon steel knives will keep them free of corrosion and rust. Camellia oil is non-toxic and non-allergenic.
This spray bottle is a great size for professional chefs who want a bottle to carry in the knife bag.
This set has everything you need to properly take care of your knives.
Ceramic rods provide the best touch up possible between sharpening. By removing very little material, the blade is honed to a razor edge. Fine ceramic rods will hone a knife to the most optimal edge. However, if a considerable time has passed since honing or sharpening, a coarse rod is often required. Generally, a ceramic rod should be approximately the length of the longest knife that you will be honing. This set comes with a 12 inch fine ceramic rod.
Over time, ceramic rods build up metal particles that clog the abrasive surface. The Superaser cleans the surface of all ceramic rods so that they will continue to hone just like they did when they were new.
Nano Oil is our favorite lubricant for folder mechanisms. The 10 weight oil ensures smooth action instantly.
At under .090 micron in size, the active molecules of Nano-Oil are called Nano Bearings. They truly are within the nano scale technology. They are magnetically induced to adhere to microscopic crevices and actually penetrate metals, providing a very low friction, dynamic contact.
NanoLube formulations are compatible with most existing lubricants on the market today - both synthetic & mineral. The Nano-Bearings concentration level is such that adding a few drops to a common lubricant will dramatically improve its anti friction qualities.
The convenient needle applicator makes is easy to apply oil exactly where it is needed!