The Hamilton Joinery Knife is designed to compliment our marking gauge. It is an essential part of the tool kit for laying out joinery in fine woodworking.
HISTORY OF THE KNIFE
Throughout my woodworking and tool making career I have used many different knives, but I find myself always reaching for a knife I made in a woodworking class back in the early 2000's. The knife featured a 1/2" wide spear point blade, thin flat handle and an incorporated sheath that protects the sharp edge. I have combined these features with a few special touches to create a high quality layout tool that will last for generations.
The knife is approximately 6 3/4" long, 11/16" wide, 5/16" thick and weighs on average 2 ounces*. The blade is O-1 tool steel with a Rockwell hardness of 60-62 HRC. The exposed blade is 2" long, 1/2" wide, 1/16" thick and features a 50 degree spear point with the primary grind of 25 degrees and has a 30 degree micro bevel. The fitted sheath has a rare earth magnet embedded inside to keep it in place. All knives are finished by hand and are buffed and waxed to help protect the knives.
At this time the knives will be made in small batches. I will post on Instagram @gaugemaker1 when the knives will go online.
If you would like to purchase a knife and there are no knives listed please contact me and let me know what wood type you would like to have.
*Will vary depending on wood species used.