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Marking knives, made to order



Finally managed to bang out something everybody can enjoy, because after all, who doesnt need a marking knife in the shop? Knives are made to order, but the general specs for each knife are 1/8 thick 1084 steel blade, hardened to roughly RC60-61, with a skew angle of roughly 35 degrees and a bevel angle of 25 degrees. Prices are, in addition to a flat $6 for shipping:

$20 for just the blade, ground out and heat treated with pins for handles, if you want to do that yourself

$25 for a finished blade, complete with handle scales made with whatever hardwood i have hanging around in my shop. Generally i have maple, walnut and ash kicking around, with the occasional bit of cherry or oak. If you ask nicely maybe ill give you a list and let you choose!

Im also willing to do really whatever you want for the handles, e.g exotic woods, bone, micarta, whatever, but for obvious reasons i can post a price for everything here. Suffice to say though, im more than willing to customize however you want within reason, whether thats a different handle material or something more in depth, like a different skew or bevel angle, just drop me a line and we can work something out.

Oh, and please note, the 2 pictured are examples of what i can do, these are made to order, for each order

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do you make marking gauges too?
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do you make marking gauges too?
Interesting idea. Give me a day or two and I'll give you an answer

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My carpenter uses the point of an old school compass. Cannot now obtain due to 'health and safety rules'
could you mount a substantial point?
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My carpenter uses the point of an old school compass. Cannot now obtain due to 'health and safety rules'
could you mount a substantial point?
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Not entirely sure what you're after. Any way you can post a picture of what you're looking for?

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On further thinking, I would use a steel gramophone needle (if any still available) mounted in a holder of some sort.
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Took me a little longer than i though it would due to some stunning incompetence on part of the post office, but heres the first batch:


From left to right we have 2 blades, left and right bevel with cherry handles, then the same in walnut, after that a right-hand blade with Ipe scales, and finally a right-hand blade with hickory scales that look a lot darker in the photos. The first 4 are going to our own Slootman, the Ipe handled one is a christmas gift for my mother, and the hickory is going to Burb, who was awesome enough to provide the hickory, ipe, and cherry, as well as the wenge i used on my gyuto and a handful of other woods thatll come up in future builds.

Place your orders now! Who knows, maybe youll get lucky with shipping and have one of your own before christmas!

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Took me a little longer than i though it would due to some stunning incompetence on part of the post office, but heres the first batch:


From left to right we have 2 blades, left and right bevel with cherry handles, then the same in walnut, after that a right-hand blade with Ipe scales, and finally a right-hand blade with hickory scales that look a lot darker in the photos. The first 4 are going to our own Slootman, the Ipe handled one is a christmas gift for my mother, and the hickory is going to Burb, who was awesome enough to provide the hickory, ipe, and cherry, as well as the wenge i used on my gyuto and a handful of other woods thatll come up in future builds.

Place your orders now! Who knows, maybe youll get lucky with shipping and have one of your own before christmas!
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Bloody hell, my computer decided to act up. My apologies!


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Those look very nice EF. Ground edge looks very sharp and straight.
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Beautiful knives!

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Can't wait to put mine to use. I'll get with you one day this week to pick it up after I get off work.

I'm glad to see you're putting those pieces of wood to good use. What you're making with them is much nicer than than anything I'd have used them for...

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nice knives

I saw this old thread and thought I would give it a bump. Maybe you can sell a few more of these with some exotic wood scales...? Oh, and they are in the classifieds.

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I saw this old thread and thought I would give it a bump. Maybe you can sell a few more of these with some exotic wood scales...? Oh, and they are in the classifieds.
Huh, would you look at that. I forgot about this one...

Whelp, ill call it a grey area and send a message to a friendly mod to get approval to get some of the others put up. And maybe some better pictures of the marking knives...

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Figured it was time to update this with some better photos:
Marking knives, made to order-_mg_9988.jpg
Marking knives, made to order-_mg_9991.jpg

These are my personal beater blades, done in high-carbon steel with torrefied maple handle scales, so they look a little worse for wear, as the well should to be honest. They get banged around my basement shop being used or layout work, as well as whatever else i happen to need a knife for, they get used for my leather work, really i use them for everything with minimal care. Even after all that, they still take a razor sharp edge and hold it for way longer than youd rightly expect them to.

Ive also started doing a different style of marking blade:
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Marking knives, made to order-_mg_9996.jpg

I call these striking knives, vs the single bevel blades being marking knives. Not actually sure if thats the official difference in terminology. At any rate, the spear-point style blade is much handier for marking out something like dovetails. The ones pictured here are high-carbon steel blades with honduran rosewood handles.

Prices for the marking knives are the same as previously mentioned, the striking knife im thinking $25 is fair

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