Allot of questions I get, especially the ones not regarding a specific knife, are recurrent questions. To make it easier for my visitors to get their curiosity regarding various matters sated, I will try to gather the most common questions here, in this section.
This page will be an ongoing enterprise and I will add new questions to the database as I receive them.
Frequently asked questions
I etch my steel in Hydrochloric acid. How long depends on the temperature of the acid. If the acid is new and I can heat it up during a warm summer day it can take 8-12 min, but if the acid is a bit old during the winter it can take 3-6 hours.
Keep in mind that Hydrochloric acid is very corrosive and the fumes should note be inhaled. Always handle it with care outside, with both eye protection and breathing mask. Do not store it in an open jar near anything that is metal.
No, I make all kind of styles both from the past and from the future. The Viking style / decorations are however something I personally like very much, which is why I use it as often as I can.
I normally use C75 and Uddeholm 15N20 or Ni75 in my high contrast pattern welded steel blades.
I can not plan for any visits ahead of time, but if you are in the neighborhood and I´m working, you can stop by for a quick shop tour. Are you a tourist in Sweden keep in mind that I live 600km north of Stockholm.
No, I do not.