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A day at the forge.

The weather was nice today and we had some time so we lit the forge to heat treat some blades and to anneal (soften) some old files so we can turn them into knives.

In these pictures we are drawing out the tang of a Damascus Viking knife for a friend of ours.  The tang will come out the end of a elk  antler and be bent into a small lanyard hook.

 

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T. F. Woodcraft

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Cape Cod Cutlery is pleased to announce a new partnership with T. F. Woodcraft. This local business based out of Rochester, MA produced high quality beautiful woodwork utilizing repurposed wood remnants from manufacturing.

While T. F. Woodcraft creates many different products, the natural pairing for us at Cape Cod Cutlery are their stunning cutting boards and wooden kitchen utensils. Look for these products at our table at the next Cape Cod Beer Farmer’s Market.

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Did you know…?

Did you know that many of our knives are made from old, repurposed files? The metal in files happens to be very high quality high carbon steel. We shape them and forge them and give them a new life. Sometimes leaving the filemarks on the face of the blade can add an interesting aesthetic dimension.

Most of these old files are close to a hundred years old or more and are sitting around in basements and garages and farmhouses.  Have an old file laying around the house and want a custom built knife from a tool that may have been used by your grandparents?  We can give it a new purpose.

About 95% of the wood we use in our knife handles is small wood off-cuts from Southeastern New England woodworkers that would otherwise be burned or tossed out as scrap. We have developed relationships with several professional woodworkers to pick up their scrap pieces on a regular basis.

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This knife was made from an old farrier rasp (horseshoe file). The wooden handle was repurposed from thin strips of cocobolo left over from a manufacturing process.
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Come Check us out at #CapeCodBeerFarmersMarket this Friday!!

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Check us out at Cape Cod Beer Farmers Market Fridays 3-6 at Cape Cod Beer  #capecodbeerfarmersmarket.  We had a great first day lots of stuff to think about and great ideas from our customers.

We will also be sharpening knives. Bring your dull kitchen knives get them back razor sharp. Only $5.00 per knife while you wait and have a beer. Asian and European and American blades all sharpened.

 

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The Blue Kitchen Knife

The Blue Kitchen Knife is an elegant drop tip butcher’s knife made from an antique farrier’s file (01 tool steel) with a blue G10 handle with yellow linen liner and hollow brass pins. An object of beauty, yet also fully functional in the kitchen or butcher shop, this high carbon steel holds a keen edge.

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Cedar Knife

This beautiful cedar bowie knife is made from an antique farrier’s file (01 tool steel) with a laminate cedar and oak handle and sheath. The blade is fitted with a brass bolster and adorned with delicate filework down the back of the blade. The blade is coal-forge hardened to hold a very sharp edge.