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Newbie From... Ummm Everywhere?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by robin sorenson, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. robin sorenson

    robin sorenson New Member

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    good day all my name is robin i own a house in trail, bc i work overseas spend my winters primarily in southeast asia. i had surgery a couple months ago and as part of recovery i started building knives.... and i love it! i was a butcher for a few years before i got into aviation. my primary focus is building functional tools. i get most of my material from the reuse it center AKA fancy term for dump! lol! i have spent a few bucks here and there on material and form a few of the books i have read spend some $ on steel so far i have used 01 and 1095. any bladesmithes in the kootenays? im looking to join a club or have coffee to exchange ideas or materials. this forum has been a wealth of information!!
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM and the obsession that is knifemaking. I have to ask, with your travels, have you noticed any preferences for the type of knives people in different areas prefer?
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Robin,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Perry (he joined a few days ago) is over the pass in Creston.

    Dan
     
  4. Jester4t7

    Jester4t7 New Member

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    Welcome. I was born and raised in Trail, but I’ve been in the Edmonton area for over 20 years now, so I don’t know any knifemakers in the area.
     
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  5. robin sorenson

    robin sorenson New Member

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    i ve spent the last several years in asia and it alway floors me how inovative/versatile the cleaver is. something gone by the way side over here i reckon. really in a lot of the countries i have been to getting good steel is a precious commodity. im sure if it were as accessible over there as it is here you would see more.
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    The cleaver makes sense. They are versatile tools in the kitchen. That likely explains the popularity of the Santoku style knives we see now.
     

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