Shipping class: Blade

Chip Carving blade


This blade is forged by and heat treated by Nic Westermann, the grinding is done on our small knife jig. The blade is forged from 1/4″ bearing steel rod- this makes fitting a handle very easy and a round tang and also adds rigidity to a thin blade,

The blade is just over 1mm thick and has a very shallow primary grind ensuring that the blade will penetrate the wood without excessive splitting or wedging occurring. There is a very small secondary bevel of 25 degrees- to ensure the edge will hold..

This blade has been developed with input from well known carvers and chip carvers, it is not common to see a blade with a secondary bevel in green wood working but it is far superior for deeper plunge cuts.

This chip carver has quite a fine tip and this means it will cut curves, especially deep curves such as lettering very well, however the fine tip means that is must not be used to pry with. Our cranked version has a slightly more angle between the edge and tang and also the tip is a bit more robust, this makes it ideal for removing triangular chips.

Note- As these blades are forged by hand the final thickness does vary, by approx .25mm, this doesn’t sound like a lot but when put in our Jig it means that whilst the edge geometry is identical the point the grind line blends in with the scale from forging will vary so there may be some cosmetic differences between blades, be assured though-  this has no effect on their function.

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.

Chip carving blade- cranked

This blade is forged by and heat treated by Nic Westermann, the grinding is done on our small knife jig. The blade is forged from 1/4″ bearing steel rod- this makes fitting a handle very easy and a round tang and also adds rigidity to a thin blade,

The blade is just over 1mm thick and has a very shallow primary grind ensuring that the blade will penetrate the wood without excessive splitting or wedging occurring. There is a very small secondary bevel of 25 degrees- to ensure the edge will hold.

This blade has been developed with input from well known carvers and chip carvers, it is not common to see a blade with a secondary bevel in green wood working but it is far superior for deeper plunge cuts.

The cranked version has a slightly more angle between the edge and tang and also the tip is a quite robust, this makes it ideal for removing triangular chips, but it will not be as agile in curves, our standard chip carver will be better if this is required, such as deeper cut lettering.

As these blades are forged by hand the final thickness does vary, by approx .25mm, this doesn’t sound like a lot but when put in our Jig it means that whilst the edge geometry is identical the point the grind line blends in with the scale from forging will vary so there may be some cosmetic differences between blades, be assured though-  this has no effect on their function.

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.

Kolrosing Blade

A blade designed by Don Nalezyty,  forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann from 1/4″ diameter bearing steel.

 

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.

Sloyd blade




A hollow ground sloyd blade suitable for green woodworking. These blades have been hand-sharpened after hollowing to give the easy to maintain flat-over-hollow edge geometry. These blades were designed by Nic Westermann to echo some features of our popular turning sloyd and have a subtly hollowed spine that has been smoothed and polished for comfort when push cutting. This is a robust blade that will cope with dry as well as green wood.

We are also offering this as a complete knife with sheath Here

If you are building a knife yourself we are offering these blades fitted with plastic tang holders as a solution to the problem of fitting a square peg in a round hole when handle making- Simply drill a 9mm hole in your handle blank and epoxy into place when you want to secure it.

 

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.

Sloyd Knife

A sloyd knife built from our hollow ground sloyd blade, a choice of three sizes of handles and two options for the sheath.

This knife will be made to order- it usually takes a couple of days to assemble but may take up to a week.

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.

*** If you are not able to order this knife it will invariably be because one of the components is not in stock, if you can’t see a stock level listed that component is out of stock. ***

Turning sloyd


This blade is forged by and heat treated by Nic Westermann, the grinding is done on our small knife jig. The blade is forged from 1/4″ bearing steel rod- this makes fitting a handle very easy and a round tang and also adds rigidity, the blade is 2mm thick at the spine with distal taper towards the tip.

This small sloyd has a compound grind on the flats, this means that the 25 degree edge bevel is very short, allowing the blade to turn in a concave cut very easily, they are excellent for finishing difficult areas of a spoon, especially the neck. The tips are very fine and these blades should not be used for prying to any degree.

As these blades are forged by hand the final thickness does vary, by approx .25mm, this doesn’t sound like a lot but when put in our Jig it means that whilst the edge geometry is identical the point the grind line blends in with the scale from forging will vary so there may be some cosmetic differences between blades, be assured though-  this has no effect on their function.

 

Legal note : This blade can only be sold to customers over the age of 18, appropriate measures are in place to ensure this.