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My name is Ben Tendick, and I am BRT Bladeworks.
I am a part time knifemaker, making custom knives one at a time.
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Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:39 am

Hey everyone! I just stumble on this forum, and I am glad I did! I am enjoying looking around, and I thought I would introduce myself (I hope this is the right place to do so, if not I apologize). My name is Ben Tendick, and I am a part time custom knifemaker. I have been making knives for a couple years now, but just over the last year I have gotten serious about making kitchen knives. I still have a lot to learn, and this looks like a great place to do so! Here are a few pics of my work, I would love to hear any and all comments!

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Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:02 am

Hallo & welcome.

Good looking knives - what steel?

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Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:29 am

BEN <> My thoughts exactly. What steel?

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:37 am

Welcome to the site Ben. Nice contours to your handles.

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:09 pm

Thanks guys! These are all 14c28n, but I also use 1095, 15n20 and some other stainless'.
Here are a couple in 1095 with polished hamons.

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and one in 15n20, with a forge finish.

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Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:17 pm

BEN <> I really love the look of the finish on the blade in the first photo, but that last one... way cool effect.. way cool. Image

I reckon that would look incredible on a 240 Gyuto. Incredible.

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:51 pm

Welcome aboard! Thats some good looking product!

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:12 pm

Hi Ben,

Cool knives!

Would you be interested in a free sub-forum? You can post your new knife pictures and answer questions there.

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:36 pm

Thanks for all of the kind words guys!

chefknivestogo wrote:Hi Ben,

Cool knives!

Would you be interested in a free sub-forum? You can post your new knife pictures and answer questions there.


That would be great Mark, thanks very much! Let me know what I need to do.

Re: Knifemaker {New to the forum}

Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:08 am

Hi Ben, I have one of your large hunting knives and it's an incredible piece of work. Looking forward to getting something for the kitchen. Hope you enjoy making things THIN.
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