Knifemaking

Here I like to show You the main steps of building my Knives. Every Knifemaker has good reasons to do it in his own way and style, this is mine…

Many of my knives are made of stainless Steels… Drilling the outline makes it easier to use a jewelers-saw to make the shape. No noise, no dirt, just contempation…

The sawing is done,- now using a template, the final shape is done with files and sanding papers. The shape of the “hole” between the handle and the cutting edge is of great importance…

Filing the bevels of the blade. In this picture You can see, that the hole in the handle has already been cut out, filed and sanded.  This opening is very important for the whole Design of a “Skippy” Knife.

Finishing is also done by hand,- I do not have a belt-grinder. You can see samples of the hardened and etched knives in the Gallery on the Main-Page…

Experience Matters

Making so very different Knives allows me to cope with a lot of fascinating materials. I enjoy using Mother-of-Pearl, Mokume, Bamboo and a lot of things more for bolsters, guards, handles, boxes or decoration.