My website is very messy and this is a good reminder to do something aboutHey Jonas, since you're here and since some of this isn't 100% clear from your website:
1) Which steels are you currently (happily) working with? I know you've offered 1.2519, 26C3, 135cr3 and 14c28n in the past, is that still current?
2) Are your books currently open for customs and if so what is your approximate lead time?
3) is there any sort or schedule or heads up notification system for your available knives?
For anyone without prior experience buying from Jonas his communication is incredibly good and he is a pleasure to deal with.
I hear you, it would be a good thing to have like a standard questionaire to kick off from, it would help with communicationI definitely like the question on how much and what preferences to impart on a custom or semi-custom. It can be a bit frustrating, especially if there is a bit of a language barrier, on what variation the maker is willing to do/expects you to supply/inflexible on items. I have been lucky enough to have ordered several customs but it has been a completely different experience with each. And asking for the 5th or 6th time on exactly what questions I need to answer can be a bit frustrating. Very pleased with them all but having a sort questionaire for 90% of "customs" would help a lot.
Jonas, I let the last knife I had from you go, but interested on hearing about the potential list and get another.
Knivpodden was born out of lack of any other Scandinavian podcast about knives, Axel contacted me and asked if we should do something and i asked Patrik who i knew before and then the ball was rolling..How did you first come to start your excellent podcast Knivpodden? (Mostly in Swedish, with one amazing English episode.) Were you drinking with the other two dudes and the idea just came? Is there a story here?
It seems like you hate polishing less than some other makers. Do you have a “standard” level of finish that you usually finish with? Like, do you usually do belt finishes, with kasumi on request, or…?
How much thought do you put into your profiles? Do you just sort of do it and they come out amazing, or do you plan it out ahead of time and make precise decisions to realize your vision?
I haven't had any issues with 52100, it is a little bit sensitive with temperature but not nearly as much as some others.What are pleasant and unpleasant steel combinations to work with under the hammer? I've heard from some that 52100 can be difficult from hardening during work, but the Swenglish podcast made it sound not too.bad. Personal favorites? I've only really handled mild steel, and hear any high carbon becomes hard work.
I do, i'm very interested in history so listening a lot to podcast about that, but also audiobooks.Do you listen music while you work? If so, does your forging music differ from handsanding?