Special steel is necessary to make knives. To ensure the best cutting edge, steels which are high in Carbon are chosen.

A band of steel is cut into many smaller billets.  These steel billets are carefully measured to conform to the final specification of each of the knives they are destined to become. They are then heated to 1150° C to prepare them for the forging process. The red hot billets are carefully placed under the drop hammer in a 3-part mould that corresponds to the size of the knives being crafted by our team of experts.

Three blows of the massive Drop-Hammer tool helps to shape the billet; one in each section of the mould.  This process forges the billet into a knife's required shape. Showers of sparks are a dazzling visual accompaniment to this part of the operation.

After the forging stage, the knife is then returned to the furnace and heated to 800° C to make it malleable once more.  This flexibility allows our craftsmen to trim the billets rough shapes to their formational shape specifications.

The tang is then pierced to create a space to fasten the rivets which act to sustain the handle's shape and structural integrity.