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Geoff develops a design and profile of a knife. We then trace a pattern on a stick of steel to cut out on the band saw, heat treat, and then grind to the proper profile. Here we use either stainless steel or high carbon steel.
Hand hammered carbon steel is used to create the profile of the knife. Both full tang and integral styles.
High carbon and high nickel steels are weld forged together to create dynamic patterns by folding and twisting the metals together. At the end of the knife making process the knife is dipped into ferric chloride acid which etches one of the metals and leaves the other alone which makes the pattern visible.