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11/28/2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until he retired in the 1960's my grandfather owned a luncheonette in Chelsea whose primary customers were the factory workers who worked in the thousands of garment industry sweatshops in the area. Everything is gone now, a small hardware store occupies the location, but what reminded me of this is that at the end of the day, the last job for Cook was to sharpen all the kitchen knives and dry them so they didn't rust. In those days stainless steel knives didn't exist and today many chefs still prefer regular carbon steel to stainless. The reason is that carbon steel is easy to sharpen and it takes a wicked edge. A real wicked edge.

Ron Hock who knows a thing or two about steel used to be a knifemaker before he started making woodworking tools. So it gives us great pleasure to announce going full circle and introduce these two kits for making your own kitchen knives.

We love the idea of these kits as Ron has tried to make the kits as easy as possible for you. All the metalwork is done, and basically the work remaining is making and attached the handle scales - which is where the personalize the knife and make it yours.



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Comments: 4
11/28/2013Charles Bordin 
After a great deal of experimentation nothing works better for my wife than ceramic blades.
11/28/2013Tom Buhl http://tombuhl.com
Finished my Hock bladed knives just in time for the Thanksgiving day prep. Added bubinga handles and now have two very sharp knives. Very sharp. Band Aids at the ready.
11/28/2013Dave Cohen 
Ron's wood carving knives are awesome, I am sure these are as well!
11/29/2013Kenji Horvath 
I got one of these kits for a present. The project came together really quickly. I used cocobolo for the handle and from start to finish the knife only took about 3 hours. The blade is extremely sharp and well made. The directions for how to put together the knife is on the website and is extremely detailed but easy to follow. If you follow the directions you will end up with a terrific end result. For my own personal knives I would prefer a 8" chef knife but this 5" is extremely great as a chef knife.
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