Website and portfolio for my Architectural and Sculptural forge work.
Japanese Natural Stones
JNS specialize in Japanese natural stones. Maxim is a chef, knife nut and mine of knowledge on natural stones. Whether you are looking for a good starter stone or a special piece for your collection, he can help.
The range of videos on his site is also very useful for picking up tips on technique. and to give an idea of the use of natural stones.
He also stocks a good range of traditional Japanese knives by some highly regarded master smiths.
Kitchen Knife Fora
The best place to learn about what quality and custom kitchen knives are all about, sharpening, and plenty of food porn.
You need to join this forum, don't be afraid to ask questions, these are the friendliest of folk all sharing a great enthusiasm for food and the ultimate in cutting tools and sharpening. This lot will set you on the right track.
As I have a sub-forum here also, when you commission a knife you will be able to see my work taking shape as I keep a regular journal of commissions and my own experiments.
British Blades Forum
Home of the British knife smith, and many foreign friends. If grinding bushcraft knives in a garden shed or forging full length composite damascus swords you will find inspiration and shared knowledge here to get you started. Also of course if you just want to discus the latest brand name knife releases and share your collections. You will find it all here.
You will also find many of my work in progress threads here, my user name is Raisedbybrocks.