Steel & Handles
Steel - VG10
With the steel, I like to keep things simple. I don't want people to have to think about it, or worry about it. So I've done the research and testing so you don't need to.
Picking a knife steel is a series of trade offs, and the more you look into it, the more confusing it gets. But I like to keep it simple, our knives only use VG10 steel cores. It's a stainless steel, with the properties of a high carbon steel.
It features a 60-62 Rockwell Rating (similar to a Shun), which means the blade is harder, and will hold a much better edge than the traditional Globals, or Wusthofs. But potentially more brittle, but will stand up to everything less than hacking at bones in the kitchen.
And I'd recommend against using them in a dishwasher, no good knife should ever go in the dishwasher.
For sharpening, first thing I'd recommend is learning how to hone a knife. A few swipes down a steel before use, and your knife will potentially stay sharp for years of home use (I'm a chef, and I can keep it razor sharp in a commercial kitchen for 5 months without more than keeping it honed with a steel.). After that, traditional whet stones, or awesome paper wheels on a grinder.
The handle is always the center piece of a knife, it's what grabs the eye, and it should be unique to you. So we like to offer choices, many choices.
Our list of woods is continually expanding, so please check back for the latest options. But they are all Australian sourced, and I like to show off some of our most beautiful woods.
All our softer timbers have been resin stabilized.
Please note that every piece of wood is unique.
Olive wood is a type of wood that only gets better with age, and this one is close to 100 years old. And the wood just gets more beautiful.
Crepe Myrtle Burl
The Crepe Myrtle I've sourced comes from the gorgeous area of Tasmania, and is a simply stunning timber.
This is one of the names I just love. I can't go past saying it, Blackheart Sassafras. But it's a timber that at it's core is just beautiful, the heart of the timber is a deeper colour, and the lines that define it are gorgeous.
Red Mallee Burl
I was actually recommended Red Mallee Burl by a customer, and I haven't looked back since. It's a simply stunning timber, hard and very durable.
This timber was sourced very locally. I made friends with a local tree services place (All Type Tree Services), and they'd just taken down an old Silky Oak Tree. I rushed in and sourced some of this fantastic timber. It's sort of got a holographic effect when you spin it around. It's just gorgeous.
I wish I could tell you what sort of gum it was, but I really can't. All I can say is that it's fantastic. So much character and figure to it. And just brilliant.
This is a desert timber. Found in some of the driest, and arid regions of Australia. Because of that, it's a very hard timber to source, but looks brilliant because of it, it just pops with figure and character.
Stringybark is one of those Australia timbers, and one guess on how they decided to name it. But it works. And looks incredible.
For those that don't know, Epoxy Resin is a two part resin, which when mixed together produces a clear, rock hard substance. When I add pearl pigments to it after combining the two parts, it creates literally any colour of the rainbow.
I feel like the epoxy mixed with any of the wood choices makes it pop. It makes the natural beauty stand out, and really grabs the eye. But it's also brilliant as a stand alone option.
The colour options are only limited by your imagination.
Yellow, Blue, Green & Purple Set.
Black with Gold Swirl
I could go on for a while, but many options are available, and I can do any mix with whatever woods you like.
It's really just limited by you.
Contact me if you'd like anymore information, or ideas.