Bavarian knife forging


Christmas present

December 2015

2 weeks

Munich, Germany


Item number 2 in my DIY Christmas present project is a hand forged cooking knife which I made for my mum, the chef. The blade is made from a file which is a type of hardened steel as well as Walnut for the handle and sheath. One of the workshop technicians was an experienced knife maker and he taught me the ways of forging and sharpening, using our now bald arm hair to test the sharpness. Thanks Max!


The process of forging was really interesting, learning how the malleable metal compresses and stretches and how weak points are created. The sharpening itself is a true art form requiring a steady hand and a sharp eye while passing the blade across the linisher.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s