Making of a knife.

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Very cool and beautiful work. Craftsmanship like this is on the out unfortunately, but beautiful work anyway.
 

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I've gotten to watch a few master knife makers at work... I want to learn how to make knives from one of them... I just need to be closer geographically.

I love watching raw amterials take shape and their personalities (yes knives have personalities) come out.

Nice vid Voodoo.
 
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Cool Vid.

Old school knife making is very interesting. But, it really hasn't changed.

Notice he gave him a coin also. ;)
 

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Yeh, my stepdad gave me my first knife when I was a kid. He did the same thing to me but instead of a silver coin he asked for a penny.
 

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Japanese Sword Making (Forging)

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I have always been fascinated by the making of all kinds of knives and swords. But the Japanese Sword has always been at the top of my list. I agree they do have their own personality....thats all hand made knives and swords.
 

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I've heard the tradition of "paying" with coin for any gifted knife all my life. I myself have forked over a copper or two. Does anyone have any idea the origin of this practice???

Of course they have personalities. How can anything that requires all four elements; ore from the earth, the fire of the forge, the air to feed the flame and the water to quench the metal, PLUS the spirit of the maker, how can such a thing not have a personality?
 

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Of course they have personalities. How can anything that requires all four elements; ore from the earth, the fire of the forge, the air to feed the flame and the water to quench the metal, PLUS the spirit of the maker, how can such a thing not have a personality?

You need to lay off the peyote. }:-)
 

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One cannot gift an edged tool, due to the personality of the tool, it has a 'mean streak' and could cut the bonds of friendship - thus an edged tool (knives, swords, scissors, etc.) are exchanged for a coin and cannot therefore be 'a gift'.

This is a very old belief, I don't know the origins, but that is the reasoning.
 

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It is just a tool, like a ratchet or hammer or pistol or whatever. They can be very pretty tools with exquisite detail and craftmanship, but they are still tools.
 

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One cannot gift an edged tool, due to the personality of the tool, it has a 'mean streak' and could cut the bonds of friendship - thus an edged tool (knives, swords, scissors, etc.) are exchanged for a coin and cannot therefore be 'a gift'.

This is a very old belief, I don't know the origins, but that is the reasoning.

I didn't know about this, interesting.

You are correct about the personalities, I have one knife that is a real wanker, I call it 'x SF' }:-)
 
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