Roman Oak

Roman Oak The dark Oak wood which we use for the handle of our knives is a story on it’s own… This  wood has been used by the Romans to make water wells  around 2000 years ago! It has recently been discovered in Veldhoven,  a village in the south of the Netherlands. During archaeological excavations over 40 wells…

Knapping

Knapping Knapping is the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction. This is to manufacture stone tools, strikers for flintlock firearms, or to produce flat-faced stones for building or facing walls, and flushwork decoration. The original Germanic term “knopp” meant strike, shape, or work. It could…

Carbon Steel

  Carbon Steel Although stainless steel is the most common material for kitchen knives, carbon steel is often the preferred choice of culinary professionals. That’s because a carbon steel blade, when properly cared for, holds a sharp edge better than stainless steel. The flip side is that “proper care” of carbon steel involves a bit…