Damascus Kitchen Utility

Sylvan Style Kitchen Knives

5″ Damascus Kitchen Utility Knife – 9-3/4″ Overall

The raised handle gives you room between hand and cutting board. The tapered junction from blade to bolster adds comfort to the pinch grip. The sculpted handle lends not only style, but comfort no mater what grip is used, and positive indexing of the blade during use. I forged this blade from a Damascus billet I created of 1095 and 15N20 high carbon steels. Here’s a quick article I wrote on the process: Random Damascus. My Sylvan Damascus style features a brass bolster with vulcanized fiber spacers, a wood handle with brass pin, and Sally Martin mosaic pin. This handle is figured Bubinga – finished in a mix of bee’s wax, carnauba wax, and food grade mineral oil that is both food safe and stands up to kitchen use.

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Damascus Kitchen Utility - Front

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$475 + $25 shipping & handling
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Wood Wax

Wood Wax

I’ve decided to send out a small (1/2 fl oz) tin of my favorite kitchen knife wood finish with each knife sold. I mixed up enough to make some 1 fl oz tins for sale. It’s a mix of bee’s wax, carnauba wax, and food grade mineral oil that is both food safe and stands up to kitchen use.

This is my choice based on two extensive torture tests of suggested wood finishes. One set of tests was done in 2011 – the other in 2014. You can see my notes on the second test of 20 wood finishes here: Kitchen Torture Test Two.

My selection of this wood wax for kitchen knives is based on the beauty and durability of the finish; the ease of obtaining the ingredients; and the completely food safe nature of each of the ingredients.

If you are looking for a wood finish for outdoor knives, and are not concerned about food-safe ingredients, then gunstock finishes such as Tru-oil and Permalyn are also good options.
 

WoodWax600

 

$4 per 1 fl oz tin

Damascus Chef – March 2016

Sylvan Style Kitchen Knives

7″ Damascus Chef – 11-7/8″ Overall

The blade is from a billet I forge-welded of 1095/15N20. Here’s a quick article I wrote on the process: Random Damascus. My Sylvan Damascus style features a brass bolster with vulcanized fiber spacers, and a wood handle with brass pin and Sally Martin mosaic pin. This handle is made of figured Bubinga – finished in a mix of bee’s wax, carnauba wax, and food grade mineral oil that is both food safe and stands up to kitchen use.

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$500 + $25 shipping & handling – SOLD

Stainless Kitchen Paring & Utility – December 2015

Sylvan Style Kitchen Knives

3-1/4″ Paring & 5″ Utility

I had a heck of a time with warpage at the quench with the AEB-L stainless steel. Here are the two best survivors of my foray into a “dishwasher tolerant” version of my Sylvan style knives.

Not for sale (being gifted to family).

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Damascus Kitchen Utility – June 2015

Sylvan Style Kitchen Knives

5″ Kitchen Utility in Damascus

After completing prototypes of my Sylvan series of kitchen knives – and putting them to daily use – this is the first for-sale Sylvan style knife. The Sylvan series combines elegance, functionality, and exceptional ergonomics with a modicum of panache – if I do say so myself.

The 5″ blade is of 1095/15N20 Damascus from a 700 layer billet created here at Elemental Forge. This kitchen utility knife is just over 9″ overall. Brass bolster. Mosaic pin by Sally Martin. Bubinga handle finished in a mix of bee’s wax, carnauba wax, and food grade mineral oil that is both food safe and stands up to kitchen use.

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$475 + $25 shipping & handling – SOLD

Note that custom knives with natural material handles will be ruined if put through the dishwasher. These knives must be hand washed. High carbon steel blades will rust and should be hand washed and dried after use. High carbon blades will take a patina over time from foods such as onion, tomato, etc.

I am currently working on a set of stainless steel Sylvan kitchen knives that are dishwasher tolerant.

Kitchen Utility (#14)

This is my first random-pattern-weld project: a kitchen utility knife for my personal use. I want to see how this profile works in practice – and how the 1095/15N20 blade & maple-finished-in-coconut-oil stand up over time!

I’ve had the blade profile rattling around in my brain for a few years – and the handle profile is inspired by one of the pieces in my knifemaker-buddy Dietrich’s ABS Presentation set (Podforge JS Presentation Set). I tilted the handle up so I won’t rap my knuckles on the cutting board.

This knife has half a dozen minor things about it that I would change next time – but overall I’m tickled with it!

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Kitchen Utility (#14) - Front

Kitchen Utility (#14) - Back

Kitchen Utility (#14) - Front

Kitchen Utility (#14) - Back

Kitchen Utility (#14) - in hand

Kitchen Utility (#14) - Back

Bamboo Handled Dagger (S#13)

Wayne Goddard challenged the local group to make a blade with some of his cured bamboo for handle material – here’s what I came up with! 5160 steel blade. Brass pommel and guard.

Hope you like it!

Bamboo Dagger #13 - Front

Bamboo Dagger # 13 - Back


$325 + $25 shipping & handling
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Jaguar Blades (#9, 10)

When a friend requested a knife in this format I decided I better make 3 to be sure it would come out – – – all 3 “came out” so I have 2 in the drawer. The have 5160 blades with a Jaguar design etched in. The bluing makes the design somewhat subtle. Handles are cherry wood with brass guard, ferrule, and pommel.

Lengths are 10.75″ overall
Blade Lengths are 6.75″
The blade belly is 1.8″ deep
They weigh 8 or 9 oz.

#10 has red spacer between the brass and wood.

Jaguar #10

Jaguar #10


$300 + $25 shipping & handling for #10
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$275 + $25 shipping & handling for #9
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Fighter (S#11)

Fighter with fantasy overtones made to order for a customer who will add a thick cord wrap handle. 5160 blade and guard. Triple hardened and triple soft back draw. Guard fitted, pinned, and JB Welded in place. Whole assembly blued and fixed with WD40 twice.

Overall Length: 13.25″
Blade Length: 8.75″
Max Blade Width: 1.5″

Price: $225 (SOLD)


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Bowie (S#5)

Razorback style Bowie “conceived in Arkansas, made in Oregon.” 5160 steel blade – edge quenched and hot back draw for durability and edge-holding. Brass guard, ferrule, and pommel. White oak handle – stabilized and sealed. The blade is etched with a Celtic style graphic of a hog chased by hounds.

Overall Length: 15.1″
Blade Length: 10.3″
Max Blade Width: 1.6″
Weight: 12 oz.

Bowie S#5

Bowie S#5


$350 + $25 shipping & handling
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