Hi everyone, as a first time knife maker (well, planning to be) I thought it'd be best to turn to the forums for help on a couple of issues.
I've been searching high and low for NZ distributors of D2 steel flats but have had quite a bit of trouble trying to find one that'll create a piece to around these dimensions: 5cm width, 22cm length and 0.3cm thickness. Does anyone here have any recomendations for a company to order a cut of steel alike to this one (preferablyt that they've ordered off before)?
Also, what are peoples opinions of taking the Barrytown Knife Making course (http://barrytownknifemaking.com/) to gain a grounding in knife making before I begin creating my own custom one?
Any feedback is appreciated and cheers in advance.
I've seen a lot of great knives made from old files and saw blades. A new one probably won't hold an edge very well.