Welcome to my section of MethenyKnives.com In addition to peddling my wares, you will find articles which I intend to use as part soapbox, part informational/faq.
I've always been interested in cooking, ever since I was little. I've also always been interested in knives. I thought it was really neat that my dad made hunting knives, and found them very artistic and unique. At this point in my life, I have recently graduated college, and live in northern Virginia, a short drive away from my Dad who lives near Fredericksburg. I have a couple very nice Wusthof knives that I love, and I do quite a bit of cooking and experimentation. My cheap old knife set I bought when I went to college lay mostly unused, save the steak knives. My roommates had long since abused these knives, leaving them soaking in a sink of water, running them through the dishwasher, etc. The protective coating on the cheap wooden handles has long since worn off.
I thought to myself one day -- my Dad could probably take off the old crappy handle from the cheapo Chef's knife in the set and put on a nice contoured, stabilized wood handle, breathing new life into the knife. This was done, and I gave this knife to a friend as a housewarming present for her new apartment as she started grad school. This led to the logical progression that perhaps I could start making kitchen knives myself. So here we are.
Update posted by Lone Shepherd on August 19th, 2005
Check out The Gallery to see photos of the knives I have made so far. At this time I do not have any finished knives for sale, but feel free to email me about a custom order.
First three finished! posted by Lone Shepherd on January 13th, 2005
I finished my first three knives before Christmas -- an 8" Chef's knife, a paring knife, and a 6" filet knife. Photo here.
Knives sent off for heat treating posted by Lone Shepherd on November 29th, 2004
This week I'm sending off 10 knives for heat treating, with the expectation to have a few finished by the end of the year. On the way to be heat treated are: one 10" Chef's knife, two 8" Chef's knives, one 6" Chef's knife, one Santoku knife, one Cleaver, two Boning/Filet knives, and two paring knives. Some of these knives already have buyers. If you are interested in a paring knife, boning/filet knife, or cleaver, email me and we'll talk.