Process of Making Hand Forged Wood Carving Knives
wood carving knives are individually forged from
1095 high carbon steel round stock, the benefit
of this kind of steel is that it produces a nice
hardness that can be easily sharpened and stay sharp
for a long time. The steel is first pounded flat
with a hammer and anvil. Next the blades go to the
grinder/sander, where they are smoothed down and
given their rough shape. Then they are quenched
and triple tempered. Finally, the knife will go
through a series of finish grinds, to give it the
exact shape. Then onto buffing, to make it shiny,
and last it is sharpened and tested before going
to the customer.
final finish is considered a satin finish, because
you may still see some of the tooling marks on the
blade. Once the blade is finished, they are inserted
into a hardwood handle. The Deepwoods deer track
is then branded into the handle before the final
finish is applied.
wood carving knives are Rockwell Certified to a
hardness of RC60-62. This degree of hardness makes
them easy to sharpen on a simple sharpening
handles are made from hardwood, figured and non
figured, woods pulled directly out of the Minnesota
Northwoods. I have not been able to find this quality
of figured wood in any lumberyard. Customers have
commented that our wood carving knives are comfortable
to carve with for many hours. Combine all those
features and you get a wood carving knife that is
not only high quality, but also great to look at.
is our hope that your purchase from Deepwoods Ventures
makes wood carving even more pleasurable.
This is a very condensed version of making knives.
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