Superlative materials and craft...
Bob makes both tactical and southeast asian blades as a hobby; apprenticing under Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes. From his small forge in Franktown, Bob takes his raw materials and turns them into one-of-a-kind cutting creations. Below are some of the latest pieces sold and in action in kitchens and martial arts practise rooms today.
Small Koba chopper for veggies.
4 inch blade, flat ground both sides
blade given 2 day bath in vinegar after heat treating to remove scale and leave grey.
edges ground polished to 1000 gritre
etched for a minute in ferric choride to bring out the temper line
Objective: Triple header on contrast;
1. rough look to blade,
2. temper line transition and
3. wicked finished look for birdseye maple and ebony handle.