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How cool is this stainless steel damascus blade made by Troy H!

Pre-hardened damascus ready to grind to shape, then etched for dramatic effect.

Beautiful work, Troy.

Acrylic blocks for a colourful handle

Got some photos this week from both Brett M and PJ Hunt, each took a piece of Icy Blue Acrylic and did something special with it.PJ Hunt used it to make a great kitchen paring knife, a Japanese stainless steel damascus blade and the acrylic really stands out;Brett used the same starting handle material but [...]

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Prices up by 10%, having to add GST from 1st of July 2017

From today 1st of July 2017, all prices go up with 10% as we have to start charging tax.Thank you for all your support helping Creative Man grow as a hobby company to a level where we actually had to register for GST!I understand paying 10% more is not a good thing, but the bigger [...]

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Random or "fireball" pattern Stainless Steel Damascus, pre-hardened

Got this great photo from Troy H @ Nowra knives, he made a stick tang knife using the pre-hardened fireball pattern stainless steel damascus. Solid brass guard and Australian hardwood handle. The blade is etched in ferric chloride after grinding to bring the pattern out.The advantage of using pre-hardened damascus is being able to jump [...]

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Don G, great puuko with Ladder pattern stainless damascus steel and alder root

Another great knife in pre-hardened damascus, this one is made by Don G in alder root and Ladder Pattern damascus: Very clean lines, a traditional design that is executed well.

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Hardened Damascus Steel billets, Ready to grind

Really liking the stainless steel damascus steel billets, starting to get some great shots of blades made with it. And getting good feedback from makers who are saying it grinds well and holds a good edge.These are pre-hardened billets of stainless steel damascus, precision made using a Chinese version of VG10 as the core cutting [...]

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Review: EnZo Birk 75 folding knife, new versions in Desert Ironwood, Ivory Linen Micarta and Curly Birch

Quality EDC Review: EnZo Birk 75 in Scandi and Flat Grind, Desert Ironwood, Curly Birch **Disclaimer: I sell these folders and the Birk 75 is my EDC, so I possibly am a bit biased towards EnZo in my reviews *** The EnZo Birk 75 is possibly the only scandi grind production folder in Australia? The EnZo Birk is [...]

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Desert Ironwood and Curly Birch Handles

John K sent some photos today from his last projects; MG Chef 100 blade with Curly Birch scalesEnZo Trapper with Curly Birch scalesEnZo Chef with Desert Ironwood scalesBeautiful finishing work and attention to detail is really making the grains pop.

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Great MG 150 Chef knifes competed by Sam W

Got some images back over the weekend, Sam W has been doing a brilliant job on these MG 150 chef blades!Check out the fit and finish of the 2 MGs, with scales in Native Olive Wood and River Oak and steel handle pins.Really enjoy getting photos and hearing about someone who have had fun making [...]

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How To: Heat Treating 12c27 Stainless Steel

Instructions for Hardening and Tempering 12C27 Steel12c27 is a popular Stainless Steel, made by Sandvik in Sweden. There are several hardening profiles suggested by Sandvik, the below is one of these, providing good hardening with a temperature controlled gas forge. 12c27 is possibly one of the easiest stainless steels to heat treat at home.*Disclaimer; I [...]

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