Process of manufacture

The creation of a new knife model follows a particular process. In the 1stst time, it is necessary to have a set of specifications which varies depending on the purpose of the knife. However, somes models are born from a pure research of design.
In general, I start with a start with a paper drawing and then I move on to computer drawing on Autocad(CAD software).

Once the design has been validated, I make several prototypess until I am 100% satisfied with the volumes and ergonomics.
Then I make the knives are cut outs laser-cut from N690Co steel.

To make a knife, several steps are necessary.here are several steps involved

- • The first step is to make The first thing to do is to make the bevel, which will give the knife its cutting capacity and its blade style (flat bevel, hollow bevelThis will give the knife its cutting capacity and blade style (flat, hollow, high...). This step is carried oute at the backstand by handeI do not use a guide. I use a « wire guard» I use a wire guard to mark theI use a wire guard to mark the edge of each blade. Finally, I use different grains of sanding belt abrasive tape depending on the final finish of the knife.
- • For coutewith a plate handle: it is necessary to make the drilling, cutting of handles, adjustments and shaping. All this is done before done before hardening.
- • When the knife and handle are finishedWhen the knife and handle are finished, I proceed to the marking by cold stamping of the unique number. Indeed, each custom knife has a number stamped in the mass and is delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
- • Once all these steps have been completed, the blades are sent to theesent for tempering in Thiers, the home of French cutlery. I have chosen vacuum hardening under vacuum with cryogenics to optimise the mechanical propertiess of the N690Co.

The final steps result in the knife

- • After return After returning to the workshop, each blade will be "cleaned" to receive the desired finishes by the customer (brushed, stonewash, acid sprays).
- • Finally, I proceed to assemble the handle, either in paracord, or in platess (which are mostly gluedes and then finishedes by hand with differents with different grits of sandpaper depending on the materials useds).
- • The knife is thus 90% finished, and all that remains is the step that makes a knife a knife: sharpening.

Finally, lhe knife is cleaned and packed in a case for shipment. to be shipped. Some of the knives will go under my photographic lens to animate my social networks and to decorate my website.

It is therefore as this that your future knife will be born in my workshop. A knife goes through manya knife goes through many stages of manufacture the right equipment, skillsequipment, skills and experience, experience and and expertise acquireds over time through passion.

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