The weather was no longer so cold that I could not heat the workshop at a reasonable price and work there, whilst not warm enough to be able to do some meaningful work in the garden. So I have finally finished four two-knife sets that were mostly done since the end of last year. Essentially the wood needed to be buffed and the blades sharpened. And now to take photos and upload it all to the interwebs.
Today I present the probably most original set of them all, a set where I tried to combine jatoba and black locust wood. I think the colors match together really well and I will definitively continue making sets with this color combination. The woods have contrasting colors but very similar grain and hardness, so they work together beautifully both in the figurative and the literal sense. They are unfortunately also extremely hard, so they eat abrasives.
I have accidentally made the bloc section for the smaller knife way too short, demonstrating my ability to diligently measure more than twice and then cut once and wrong at the same time. As a result, I could not lean the stand forward enough for it to be stable without the blae sticking out at the bottom, so I have leaned it slightly to the side too. I have named the design “The leaning tower” and I think I saved it nicely.
More pictures below the fold
They will be in the shoppe, once I figure out how to price them. Whatever price I decide, I will think I am asking for way too much. They will definitively be cheaper than the apple-root set if for no other reason than that the blades are tumbled and not polished.
Very pretty. I’ll be checking out the price when you post it. Is shipping to the US a problem?
Ice Swimmer says
Striking, with a nice rhythm.
@amts, shipping to the US is not a problem on my side. On the recipient’s side, it means a bit higher postage and longer delivery times. There also might be customs duties to be paid. So far, I have sent two knives to the US without problems. The legal fund auction knife was declared as a gift since I received no payment for it, the olive wood santoku was officially sold and posted with invoice, etc. Both were delivered without problems and without any tariffs, but that does not mean that no tariffs will apply as the price goes up.
Check the shoppe for price sometime today or tomorrow and if you are interested, contact me via the shoppe interface and we can work out the rest per e-mail.