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Hand made carbon steel Western and Asian inspired kitchen knives


Click here to (see 1:20 to 7:00 minute) learn about carbon steel kitchen knives from the original one and only Julia Child ! This is a PBS show first broadcast in early spring of 1963. Julia talks about carbon steel kitchen knives; how to care for them and why to buy carbon steel kitchen knives in the first place. She even takes the time to clean one of her blades.
This whole video is wonderful, as the ever charming Ms. Child gives her unique take on French Onion Soup. Bon Appétit !


 
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9" x 2" Carving Set, w/ 5 - 8" x 2.5" kitchen knives - Xmas 2015

Cocobolo with double brass bolsters. High speed polish on wood and brass. Carbon steel.

Carbon steel set

Carbon steel set

All pieces in the set below have stainless steel bolsters between the blade and the handle wood. Each handle has a 4 bolster spacer array on each handle as ornamentation. Black, white, then stabilized green dyed Box Elder burl wood and lastly nickel silver. All handles have this highly figure Black Walnut wood. On the left: A 8" x 2.5" Mezzaluna . Then a 7″ x 1.5" Korean style Kitchen knife, a 7″ x 1.25″ filet knife, a 7″ Santoku w/ Bubinga wood and 2 bolster spacers & lastly a knife and fork carving set. The 8” carving knife has scimitar shape. All the work in this set was designed by the client with my help.

Client designed set

Client designed set

Steak knife set with 5" x 1" blades, and handles with Hickory, Walnut, Maple & Claro wood. Then is a 1" x 4" kitchen knife, w/ triple spacer array and hickory wood. 9″ Yew wood Carving Set, featuring 9" x 2" carbon steel carving knife & stainless fork w/a triple spacer array. The largest piece is a 10″ x 2.5″ kitchen knife, with double brass bolsters & Cocobolo wood, and lastly is a 7″ x 1.5″ scimitar shaped boning knife w/ black walnut wood. The handle has 4 spacers. The green wood is stabilized green dyed Box Elder burl wood.

Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver.

Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver.

All pieces have sterling silver bolsters with sterling silver hidden rivets. The knife and fork carving set has spacers composed of 3000 year old stabilized Russian Bog Oak (looks like Ebony), along with sterling & Trustone Malachite spacers. The three smaller knives have the same set up without the Bog Oak. All blades are carbon steel & all the wood is ordered in Cocobolo wood that has been given a French polish. Cocobolo. From the top : 1″x 4″ kitchen knife , a 4” Birds Beak, a 1” x 4″ Strong Back, then a carving set composed of a 9″ x 2” carving knife, & an outside sourced 440 - C stainless fork.

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's, using local flamed Claro Walnut wood & carbon steel. From left: 9″ x 2.5″ kitchen knife, 9″ x 2.5″ scimitar shaped Boning knife, 2″ x 6″ kitchen knife, 1.5″ x 6″ kitchen knife , a Carving set w/ a 2″ x 9″ Carving knife and stainless Fork and finally a 3" Paring knife.

Wood sent from Australia for a set

Wood sent from Australia for a set

A basic set sent to Australia, which was designed by the client. He sent me boards of Jarrah wood from Australia . Carbon steel, brass bolsters. Left to right: 8″ x 1.25″ Korean kitchen knife, 8″ Santoku, 9″ blunt tipped slicer, 8″ x 3″ Thai cleaver using 3/32″ 1095 tool steel, and lastly a 6″ scimitar shaped Boning knife.

Basic Wildfire Cutlery kitchen knives

Basic Wildfire Cutlery kitchen knives

9 and 8 x 2.5 inch kitchen knife gift set. Walnut and Maple wood.

Custom Set with steak knives

Custom Set with steak knives

Left to right: 6 piece steak knife set w/ 4" carbon steel blades and 5" handles, using .062" thick tool steel. Woods are Hickory, Cocobolo, English walnut , Claro walnut, Black walnut & Maple wood, all with brass bolsters. Then after steak knives is an 8" x 3" Thai Cleaver with Claro Walnut wood, double b/w bed spacer array (see thumbnail photo below for close up of bed spacers) , using O-1 tool steel, 3/32" thick. An 8" X 2.5" kitchen knife with b/w double bed spacer array and O-1, 3/32" tool steel. Lastly a Carving set with a 7" bent handles carving knife and stainless fork. Both pieces have English walnut wood, and double b/w bed spacer.

Xmas gift

Xmas gift

These pieces were commissioned as a Xmas 2014 gift from Mom to her family, who designed it all. Handle add-on's - blades one thru four, six and seven have triple bolster spacers. Kind of like a sandwich with red bread. The fifth blade has double brass bolsters. Descriptions & woods - the two on the left are 1” x 4” and have Maple and Madrone wood. Then there is a 1.5” x 5” with Maple wood, a 1.5” x 6” with Hickory, an 8” x 2.5” with Maple wood, a 7” x 2.5” with Madrone and lastly another 8” x 2.5” with Hickory. Carbon steel & brass bolsters.

Larger custom set

Larger custom set

All woods shown are stabilized. The client designed the set, and picked out the woods, which I purchased when set was paid for. Top down: 1.5" x 5" kitchen knife with Madrone burl, 7.25" Boning knife with Black Oak burl, 2" x 8" kitchen knife with Lace wood, a 3" Thai Cleaver using 3/32" thick O-1 tool steel & with dyed Maple burl wood and lastly a 10" x 2.5” wide kitchen knife with 4 bolster spacers and stabilized Amboyna wood, using 3/32" thick, O-1 tool steel.

Knife and Fork set

Knife and Fork set

Unusual & brilliantly designed by a client in Thailand. The knife is a 12" x 3" kitchen knife, made using 3/32" thick O-1 carbon steel, ordered to accompany the fork shown, as a carving set. Both use stabilized Amboyna wood as the featured element on the handle upgrade, along with black/white spacers and a sterling silver spacer. Cocobolo wood, with custom French high speed polish.

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