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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