Monday, February 15, 2016

Three for February 2016

Greetings Everybody,

Getting into the flow again, getting some knives done & shipped out to customers.

The top Camp/Kitchen FTTU is for a new member to the USN.
This one is CPM154 with rustic flats and Stabilized & Dyed Maple with Antique Ivory Inlay and some grippy carving right where it counts.

Joey came by the studio with his lovely wife Charmaine, to surprise her & buy her a knife....pretty risky to say the least, as she had no idea why they were stopping-by.
She looked at knives, and as wife's cas at times feel..... why spend the $...
......mostly because she did not see what she wanted, but liked different parts of different knives.

THEN, the reality of custom-made came in, and she asked:
"Can you make that knife, like this, with a purple handle on it?".... I said "It would be my pleasure."

AND Ultimately....

The best part was, meeting them both and feeling like they are family pretty-much within the first few moments of getting to know one another.

Again, the USN unites like-minded souls, around knives, friendship and life!

Next is a sweet version of my Classic European French Knife, the first on in CPM154.
Exhibiting Antique Ivory Micarta handles with Rare Westinghouse Blue Inlay and detail carving.
this one going out to s customer for his brother...I think.......oddly enough, someone with the same nickname as I had in high school.....
.......just try dragging that one out of me....'ll take plenty of Cove Drinks at The Gathering to do that!

AND last but totally not least,
is one of my Personal Chef Models, with a slightly shorter blade by about .25"
Simply a Very cool knife, and Now Available on CCK Website.

This too, is the first of the Personal Chef models to be offered in CPM154,
and the special-part is that:
* This one is dressed in some very rare, and seldom seen Burgundy and Ivory Westinghouse Micarta.
With peened Bronze Pins and unique Mosiac pin over a blind pin, this knife just feels so totally amazing in the hand,
it's sure to be someones new most favorite kitchen knife for daily cooking!
OAl is just under 12" with a 6.75" blade.

I hope you enjoy the images


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Utility Chef and Green Ultralight....3-Tribal Utility Knives for Your Kitchen

Greetings Everybody,

I have been enjoying creating these Tribal Wrapped Handled Knives lately.

Here we have two of my "Utility Chef" models and The Green Ultralight, being more of a Utility Slicer; I designed for a USN member last year.

All three have my "Tribal Wrap" which is a 1mm woven cotton line that has been registered into the handle and then epoxy-soaked to keep out water or foods & to toughen-up the whole construct.
All have fully hardened 52100 carbon steel blades running at an RC 59-60 with forced-patina-mustard-finish.

The Utility Chef Models feature a slight variation on the style of Wa handle I have been creating lately, and are created out of Black Curly Olive wood and feature Antique Ivory Westinghouse inlay. These two are headed to in Brooklyn.

The Green Ultralight has an octagonal handle of African Blackwood, with Stabilized and dyed Curly Maple inlay and contrasting natural and green woven cotton line for the wrap.

These are all lightweight knives for their size. The Green being an Ultralight....meaning that i have been pushing the envelope on the thinness of my blades over the past two years and these are the pinacle of that, and yet, I think that you can actually go too think, but this Green Ultralight is just about the thinnest blade i have created to date...and is still tough and will excel in the kitchen for many detailed slicing chores and even as a filet knife for smaller fishes.

The Utility Chef models are great all round daily use knives for creating meals in veggies or meats, just s solid go-to knife where a larger heavier knife is not needed.

All have blades with cutting edges of 6.25" and OAL's running around 12-12.25" not really small knives either.

Thanks for looking....there will be more Tribal Utility Knives coming out soon, and
>>> the Green Ultralight is now live and available on my website

OK, enough Gab.

Enjoy the images.

Blessings of Health and Goodness to You All 


 A little fun with the Green Ultralight....standing-paper-cut !!!