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440c stainless carving knife


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I made this carving knife for a friend just before Christmas, heat treated 440c stainless steel. Book matched some Rosewood handle scales on my bandsaw and treated them in a foodsafe wax-oil. Simple and effective. Cuts very well and he's extremely happy.

Did the matching fork from a old carving fork that he'd given me. Polished it up and used the same piece of rosewood for the handle.

Photos don't do the wood justice I need to start using a better camera rather than just my phone camera!



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You have hit the nail... I suggested matching brass pins but my idea was booeyhooed. I still think they go together quite well.

I outsourced the heat treat to a close friend. My simple gas forge or my homemade coal forge are not up to the job for stainless. I know it can be done but I'll stick to the carbon steel for now.

Thanks Latticino.

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