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Brian Kent
06-01-2016, 10:04 PM
It this the right place to ask - where would you look for premium but fairly prices knife blanks? I have a woodworking friend who is looking for a knife set and I want to show him this option.

Marvin Hasenak
06-01-2016, 11:58 PM
I use Texas Knifemaker's Supply. http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/index.php

Mark Baldwin III
06-02-2016, 6:57 AM
Jantz supply, Hock tools, Woodcraft

Dan Hulbert
06-02-2016, 9:22 AM
Sometimes you can get lucky and find something worth a new handle at a thrift store or other junk shop. A little treasure hunting can sometimes pay off.

Matt Lau
06-18-2016, 3:26 AM
Ditto on the thrift store finds.

I'd also say that sometimes you'll find a Sabatier or Henkels with a chip or broken handle on ebay.
Derek Cohen has a really great tutorial on how he rehabbed a few knives.

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Herder knives--hugely underrated imho

Prashun Patel
06-18-2016, 7:25 AM
I bought the hock knife blank. It is gr at but rusts the second it senses water. It requir a immediate cleaning and wiping. Eventually it may patina but initially, caveat emptor.

Matt Lau
08-29-2016, 2:38 PM
I forgot to mention--it you want a really great performing paring knife blank, I'd highly recommend Joe Calton at Calton Cutlery.
He has a proprietary triple quench that results in some of the keenest, longest lasting edges that I've seen anywhere (including the Japanese ones).

It'll be maybe $10-15 more than the Hock blades, but be much better.

Alan Rutherford
08-31-2016, 7:22 PM
Woodcraft. Here's what you can get for $70: http://www.woodcraft.com/product/153653/zhen-chefs-knife-blank-814-l-x-564-t-210mm-x-18mm.aspx

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They have other blanks and some combo sets. I am very happy with this knife and my wife was delighted. The scales are pear from a neighbor's tree finished with BLO. Rivets were included although that was not clear at the time.

John Nesmith
09-03-2016, 5:43 PM
I forgot to mention--it you want a really great performing paring knife blank, I'd highly recommend Joe Calton at Calton Cutlery.
He has a proprietary triple quench that results in some of the keenest, longest lasting edges that I've seen anywhere (including the Japanese ones).

It'll be maybe $10-15 more than the Hock blades, but be much better.

I didn't see any blanks on his site. Where are they located?

Matt Lau
09-08-2016, 12:50 PM
You'll have to email him. He doesn't generally sell it to the public, but he's a really nice guy.

You may have to wait a few months though. He makes and heat treats batches by hand.
http://www.caltoncutlery.com/contact.html