Rhymer Knives - Custom 8" Damascus Chef Knife w/ Blackwood Handle

Steel: 80CRV2/15N20 Damascus
Handle: African Blackwood w/ Rams Horn & Copper Bolster
Overall length- 12.5"
Blade length- 7.75"
Blade height at choil- 1.625"

Location- Athens, Georgia
Where We Bought it- Blade Show 2023

"Since I was young, I have always loved knives and making things by hand. When I was about 14 I decided to put my talents to the test and save tons of money by making my own since my parents wouldn’t pay for the quality I desired. So I took a crack at it with a campfire and a leaf blower in the Georgia heat. This obviously went horribly, until I discovered a very crude design for a forge that involved a hair dryer of all things.

Slowly but surely I was able to get the steel hot enough to work and had gotten a small cast iron anvil from harbor freight, which allowed me to make my first knife out of rebar. That slowly escalated to me making better and better products with more sophisticated equipment. I then started to make knives for my family to pay them back for the financial help they gave me when I was young. I had to take almost two years off when I deployed to Afghanistan in 2019.

When I got back from my deployment I decided to use some of the money I made from going overseas into investing back into my knives. Since then this hobby has slowly grown into a small business. Now, my goal is to put my name on the highest quality product I can physically produce and to give my customers a product unlike any other that will last more than a lifetime." 

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