While I was visiting Athens, last week, I wanted to get some olive wood to make scales for future knives. However the touristy shops were way too expensive, and I ended up buying an olive wood chopping board on Amazon.
For just a few bucks I have enough material for three or four pairs of scales.
The Rockwell scale is a hardness scale based on indentation hardness of a material. It’s good to know in knifemaking because the hardness of the medal used for blades is a relevant factor in the overall composition of a knife. More about the Rockwell scale on Wikipedia.
The first thing I did, right after starting this blog, was to open an account on Patreon. It’s a website where creatives can receive economic support from their audience, building up a sustainable income.
I didn’t start my account to collect donations, I started it to contribute to the people who I’m following and admiring in the knifemaking scene.
This blog is about my journey in knife making. I have basically no skills on metal working nor wood working, limited skills with power tools. I can build IKEA furnitures, like every primate with an opposing thumb, but not much more than that.
I give myself six months to learn the skills, welcome to my blog, it will be a journey together.
My goal is to make knives and keep both my thumbs functional so to keep build IKEA stuff even without a self made knife.