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    18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

    I've seen people with no training/experience swinging long single edged blades with no control, where the back edge of the blade makes contact with them because their follow through is out of control. That would be a bad day with the K18, unless they've put on their chainmail first.
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    Introduction

    Welcome to this part of the interweb! If you're looking for an heirloom quality knife that will be put to use, you've definitely come to the right place!
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    18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

    Or handing someone a katana to check out because they've never seen one in real life, and literally the first thing they do after being told "DON'T touch the blade" as I'm handing it to them, is of course, to touch the blade 😠
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    CPKitchen

    Yeah, a cleaver in D3V definitely sounds good. When chopping through bones or hard skinned vegetables like some squash/gourds, the properties of D3V sound ideal. I'm hoping Nathan's tests on Magnacut bear out. On paper, it sounds like a Gyuto in Magnacut at ~63Hrc would be awesome.
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    CPKitchen

    Another fan of Japanese kitchen knives here. I have several Gyutos and Santokus. I prefer the shallower curves of Gyutos vs the more pronounced belly on Western Chefs knives, but this will depend on preferred cutting technique. I don't really 'rock' the blade when cutting. I either chop or...
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    Random Thought Thread

    Hmmm... no idea what a quaver is... and despite having owned many dogs, I can't say I know what dogs feet smell like because I've never sniffed a dog's foot ;)
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    Random Thought Thread

    Thanks. Didn't think of logging out and then back in. P.S. When I logged out, the "known issues" thread notification popped up. Apparently yahoo mail is one of the known issues they haven't gotten around to yet.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Haven't been getting email notifications of new posts in threads since the switch. Settings show that I'm supposed to. Anyone have suggestions?
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    The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

    The SDFK is the one that will have both an Amazon and Signature Series model, right?
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    The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

    I don't think the machining process leaves much 'bark', unlike hand/hammer forged blades.
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    Gear Thread

    Dual wield that with the K18 and your furry boots :p
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    Random Thought Thread

    Maybe scatter some jewelry and ammo too? :p
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    18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

    Bear in mind, there's a CPK Notta-Katana in the pipeline somewhere. :cool: Opportunity for me to move/replace my last Busse (AK-47).
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    CPKhuk

    Ideal for clearing blackberries. First, pick and serve the berries on the built-in platter, then hack it down.
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    CPKhuk

    Heat rises. It's possible to ruin the heat treat by sticking a blade in a fire (Hollywood's trope of people using swords as BBQ skewers), but a little fire like that ON the blade won't do anything.
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    Gear Thread

    You could also try looking for Rhino laces. Pretty sure they have EU distributors.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Yup. Wiha, Wera... only the really good brands machine them uniformly at those sizes. I've seen some of the budget sets. The smallest sizes aren't even Torx shaped at the tip. They don't have the ability to machine things that precisely at those sizes.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Can we name the 2nd blade profile from the top, off a user poll from this list below? :p
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    Axe? Please educate me

    Yup. And another advantage of that technique is that you won't drive the bit into the ground (or stump/base). Thanks for a trip down memory lane. Hadn't seen that old video in a long time.
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    Axe? Please educate me

    Ever wondered what it'd be like, to be a chicken on a rope? o_O
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