For my Kitchen knifes I wanted to make some comparisons between a mixture of traditional and 3D printed elements of the designs. I have decided in order to do this I will make two kitchen knives. One will have a hand made bade and a 3D printed handle and the other will be the opposite.
I have started making the handmade blade from a piece of Damascus steel I had in my workshop. I drew on the size and shape of the blade and cut this out using a jewellers saw. I think I snapped about ten saw blades as the metal is really thick and hard.
I filed off some of the rough edges and then took it to the University workshop to grind down with the hand grinder. I have a little more finishing off and grinding to do before I will design the handle for it. I am waiting to know the exact size of the piece before designing the handle so I know it will fit perfectly.