It’s a nice title if you’ve had the pleasure of seeing one. Should it make you feel better, I’d have probably named the book “Things to know about custom knives before talking to a ” as it’s true that one mistake and you’ll be prepared for a lengthy (long..) course about the knife- and blade manufacturing procedure. In fairness, it is fascinating stuff. you know, who does not think that melting metal at temperatures of thousands, breaking it up with a mallet while claiming it to be art is interesting?
I definitely did but had no idea of it until the end of October 2019, when I first met President, Founder and resident passionate, Christian Helms. He opened my eyes to a new world of hard, rough and heat-treated thrills, and even though I’m not a professional I’ve been using knives in my work often. It was a surprise to me that I was tearing through my tools at a rapid pace due to my desire to buy that $30 stamp, massive company steel and utilize it for a week or so before it broke and became dull on me. Christian after he had gotten over his initial resentment of my tools with blades and introduced me to custom knives and I’ve never ever looked for a second since. This is the reason this first blog post was written in order to keep yourself from the exact mistakes that I made, and also spare you the time I wasted being lectured about my bad knife selection. So, buckle up as I’m going to be giving you a brief lesson in custom wholesale cutlery that is comparable to Vulcan’s less than the tolerant younger brother.
If you’re a consumer who’s not burdened with the expertise of custom knife manufacturing it is important to narrow your focus into five aspects when you are evaluating the possibility of a custom blade to be your companion for the duration of your lifetime. These are:
These categories are usually easy to understand, but in certain areas, the two can be overlapping (i.e. blade material can affect edge sharpness, etc). What’s important to understand is that the five aspects will help you choose the kind of knife you’re looking for. Hunting, tactical and fishing knives can be very effective in their use but aren’t equipped to keep an edge that is sharp for a prolonged period of time. In the same way, survival and rescue knives can keep their edge longer than normal, but they lack the comfort and hand feel that could be offered by a freshly-forged chef’s knife. However the Everyday Carry (EDC) customized knife could perform well in all five aspects (your typical jack of all trades business, master of none).
It is not a way to make any kind of blade superior to another however it’s an easy method of looking at the many exquisite custom knives and tools that are available. My suggestion is to go from beginner to intermediate; write those five characteristics down, then head back to the market and to find several special knives that catch your attention and have the features you’re looking for. Then, get in touch with, drop off your preferred features from the list above And voila, you’ll sound like a professional knife-wielder who is custom. At least, to the extent that I would consider myself to be an expert in cars after searching what could be wrong on the lot at an auto shop. Whatever the case, stay with those five characteristics and let the gang make the perfect blade for your next trip.