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Are you looking for a new knife? You can find plenty of them in our internet store. There are various types of knives here: chef knives, hunting knives, throwing knives, pocket knives, mushroomers knives, combat knives, etc. A knife is a commonly used tool. Each of us uses it almost every day. What tool have you used this morning to cut a slice of bread? Owners of electric slicers, please do not answer!
A common knife is consists of elongated steel part (so called blade) that is connected to the handle. The main purpose we use knives is cutting and slicing. Combat knives are also used for stabbing. Most of the blades must be sharpened to keep their edges sharp. You will also find whetstones in our e-shop. If you do not know how to sharpen a knife with a whetstone, please read this article. The harder the steel is, the easier is its sharpening and the longer will the blade edge remain sharp. Hardness of high quality chef knives should be 52 to 56 HRC.
There are many types of knives. We tried to structure our wide range of knives into logical groups. You will find here for example the following categories: throwing knives, combat knives, pocketknives, chef knives, hunting knives, exclusive Finnish knives, Damascus knives, machetes, etc.
The first knives were already made during the Old Stone Age. In the beginning they were only sharp stones. Wooden or bone handles were attached to these primitive blades later on. When men learned how to produce and process metals, knives in the modern sense of the word came into existence. Copper and bronze were the first metals to be used this way. Iron steel started to be used in the Iron Age. First steel knives were created in this time. All knife blades intended to get in contact with food have to be made from stainless steel according to health regulations of the EU. Manual production has been replaced by mass production. People want to have cheap and quality knives. Knives had to be produced in an automated way and in bulk. Production of quality stainless steel is more expensive, but still affordable. See for yourself in our internet store!
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.