Good info on a real bladesmith.

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by lowly monk, May 25, 2012.

  1. lowly monk

    lowly monk
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    WOW that guys totally amazing 16,000 knives in just 23 years. Thats roughly 3.5 hours per knife if he worked 50 hours a week for 50 weeks a year.

    How on earth did he ever find the time to sharpen all those knives with that work load.

    I was a member of the Knifemakers guild a full time maker and only managed to make 2500 or so knives in 14 years.
     
  3. Marz

    Marz
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    Impressive
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195
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    I have three of his knives and a kama - probably sharpest knives I've ever purchased. The kama sort of scares me - razor-sickle on the end of a stick.

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  5. Twodogs

    Twodogs
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    I've got one of his hunters, great knife.
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  6. Benihaus

    Benihaus
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    Great looking knife, that gives me an idea for a xmas present for myself this year!
     
  7. DK47

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    I've heard of this guy, My brother-in-law from Jewel knows people who know him. I guess he's like one of the only "gaijins" that have learned true Japanese swordcraft but prohibited from making katanas? I'd love to get a carter piece..
     

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