An Introduction

Discussion in 'Taylor Edgerton Knives' started by The Edge, Mar 23, 2020.

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  1. Mar 23, 2020 #1

    The Edge

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    For those of you that don't know me, I've been making knives for the past 5 years. I also have my own sharpening business in Reno, NV. I've sharpened over 30k knives by hand, and that number is constantly growing.

    I won't say I'm the best knife maker around, but I think I offer a great value for the money, and I'm constantly learning how to be better.

    I'm heavily influenced by Japanese knives, and a number of super talented American makers. I love fancy wa handles, and have been playing around with westerns as well.

    I do all my own heat treatment, so it takes me a while when playing with a new steel to get something I think works.

    The biggest thing I've learned over the years, is that knives are a personal thing. I can think I've made the best knife out there, but to someone else, it could be trash. We all look for different things, so I've put my ego aside when working with customers to make what they want.

    Here's a taste of my work. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. At the moment, I'm working on a less expensive base model I hope I can offer here, while still providing customs for those with specific tastes.

    4" paring knife with bocote scales, and nickel silver hardware. AEB-L @~62hrc.
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    8.5" custom chef's with stubby handle in Tasmanian Blackwood. AEB-L @~63hrc
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    Custom 4.5" chopper in AEB-L @~64hrc (was surprised how high the hardness came out, considering it was almost the same recipe as I normally do).
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    S-Grind biased for a righty.
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    Original drawing with knife and custom travel case.
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    9.5" chef's in AEB-L @~63hrc wearing buckeye burl, dyed maple, and nickel silver spacers.
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    Custom 9" chef's out of stainless damascus @~62hrc.
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    I had free run with the handle, and loved how it came out.
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    Mango, Amboyna and copper spacers, with Ironwood ferrule.
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    Custom 7" petty in AEB-L @~63hrc with cow bone handle and nickel silver hardware.
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  2. Mar 24, 2020 #2

    bahamaroot

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    Welcome Taylor, some nice looking knives. Looking forward to seeing much more of your work!
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2020 #3

    nakneker

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    Love that S grind!
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2020 #4

    Horsemover

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    Welcome aboard! That Mango/Amboyna handle is something special.
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2020 #5

    AFKitchenknivesguy

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    Love to see passionate professionals, and look forward to trying out your work.

    Jason
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2020 #6

    Geigs

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    That s-grind looks great and I love the profile of your gyutos. Nice work all round!
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 #7

    Kgp

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    Great looking knives! Do you have a web page or instagram? I'd like to follow your work. I like to follow American bladesmiths.
    Ken
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2020 #8

    The Edge

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    I have a website, though it hasn't been updated in a while, and the security has lapsed (www.seecglast.com). Just started using Instagram, but not great with computers. My work is limited at the moment, but working on changing that.

    Thank you for the kind words! Everyone!
     
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