A project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long-long time – make few kitchen knives for myself. I got really tired of the cheap crap knives that needed to be sharpened every other day and they would still be dull after cutting only sausage and butter.
So I looked up which was best steel locally available and it turned out to be Uddeholm Elmax. High purity powder steel with good wear resistance and other nice properties. I ordered steel at the beginning of 2011, but turned out that factory was going to make thin enough sheets in a few months. So I waited… and waited. Finally received the steel sometime in summer.
Actually I finished the knives quite a while ago and been using them ever since. They are just a joy to use, but as these are my first kitchen knives, they’re not without flaws. Many of them. But it’s a start. I wanted to get practical experience with them, before doing any others. Also it turned out, that I need to make some changes to grinder, because right now I can’t get really good flat grinds.
Anyway, here are the knives:
Knives are 24cm and 13 long, blades are 13cm and 7cm respectively. Handle is of stabilized burl. Blade is heat treated to 60 HRC.