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    Default Knifemakers, help me out!

    Hello all you knifemakers out there! I'm setting a goal of making all the Christmas presents that I give this year by hand. For a few family members I want to make some handmade end-grain chopping blocks and a kitchen knife to go with each one. The only problem is I'm very exacting about my kitchen knives. I don't have the equipment or experience to grind or forge blades myself, so I'm looking for something in the range of a kit that will include a high-quality blade which I can make scales for and sharpen myself.

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    Hey! Check out some of the knife supply places online. Most carry blades that are finished for the most part besides scales. Knifekits.com has a lot. Do some searching on knife supply places and you will find something. Just make sure to figure out how finished the blade really is. Most places are great to talk to if you have questions- just call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philadelph View Post
    Hey! Check out some of the knife supply places online. Most carry blades that are finished for the most part besides scales. Knifekits.com has a lot. Do some searching on knife supply places and you will find something. Just make sure to figure out how finished the blade really is. Most places are great to talk to if you have questions- just call them.

    Thanks! I have looked at a lot of places online. I'm mostly looking for people with experience with one company or anther's knives. I want to know who supplies some really high-quality mostly-finished knives. I mostly want to know that I'll be giving my family members knives that will hold a sharp edge and last for years.

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    That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for, moreover I'm looking for those that have used one of these products before and would consider what they got to be "high quality".

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    Quote Originally Posted by foundlingofdollar View Post
    Hello all you knifemakers out there! I'm setting a goal of making all the Christmas presents that I give this year by hand. For a few family members I want to make some handmade end-grain chopping blocks and a kitchen knife to go with each one. The only problem is I'm very exacting about my kitchen knives. I don't have the equipment or experience to grind or forge blades myself, so I'm looking for something in the range of a kit that will include a high-quality blade which I can make scales for and sharpen myself.

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    I was just about to make this thread but you beat me to it! These are some great sites. The Brisa one is pretty neat. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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    Don't know any of the other ones. But knifekits.com is really quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    Hey Mike, those things are looking good, but how can a handforged pattern welded blade cost only 73 euros?
    https://www.brisa.fi/portal/index.ph...roducts_id=340

    That's cheaper than most standard kitchen knives (standard meaning good enough for me. I know the plebs is happy with a 10$ serrated half tin lid).
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    I was wondering that myself. If the blades are quality though, I think I might be having some fun very soon!

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    You can find a variety of definitions of "hand made". It looks welded, but i didn't see any mention of pattern welded in the description of the deba, just "hand forged" which technically does not eliminate factory production work

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