The knife-making process


The knife-making process

How blades for high-speed steel carving knives are made

1:Procured material (high-speed steel, cold rolled finishing material)
The thickness is made uniform using cold rolled steel.
2:Pressing out the external shape
The material is cut to each size.
3:Press bending
The material is pressed to add the curve.
4:Inner grinding
The inner edge is given a rough grind.
5:Rough exterior grinding 1
Both outer edges are given a rough surface grind.
6:Rough exterior grinding 2
The outside is ground to give it a smooth curve.
7:Heat treatment
Heat treatment is applied.
8:Inner polish
The inner edge is given a finishing polish.
9:Outer polish and rough sharpening
The blade is given a rough sharpening and the outer edge is given a finishing polish.
10:Finishing blade sharpening
The blade is given the finishing sharpening.
11:Finishing buff and application of rust-proof varnish
Rust-proof varnish is applied after the finishing buff of the blade to complete the work.

How cherry wood handles for high-speed steel carving knives are made

1:Raw woodblock
2:Cutting
An appropriately-sized piece is cut from the wood.
3:Splitting
The piece is split in two for sandwiching the blade. Each piece is numbered the same for identification.
4:Boring
A hole is drilled for sandwiching the blade.
5:Gluing
The two pieces with the same number from step 3 are fixed together and the wood grains are painstakingly aligned.
6:External oblong shaving
The exterior is shaved down to an oblong profile to prevent rolling when laid down.
7:Detailed carving of the blade fitting
The blade fitting part of the handle (that holds the actual knife in place) is carved in detail.
8:Buffing
The exterior of the handle is buffed.
9:End work
The end of the handle is worked.
10:Waxing
Wax is applied and polished to give the handle shine.
11:Attachment
The blade is attached to complete the work.

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