Dede has been a professional knifemaker since 1981. Each year he meticulously
crafts 400 hand-made knives. Each blade is cut-out, hollow ground,
heat treated, polished, fitted with a handle and sharpened. During
his 30+ year tenure as a knifemaker, Carl has made more than 10,000
beautiful knives which are working away in kitchens all over the Intermountain
West, the United States and far reaches of the world. That's a lot
of good food and satisfied customers. Although most Dede Knives are
for kitchen use, a few sporting knives are made each year.
Exceptional knives are made from high quality tool steel. Dede Knives
are made using L-6 high carbon steel which has been recycled from
large bandsaws and circular saws obtained from sawmills. This non-stainless alloy has some very desirable properties including the ability to
take and hold an excellent edge that is easy to re-sharpen. Blades
are heat treated to RC 61 after tempering. Unlike brittle stainless
blades, these high carbon knives could last for generations.
A wide variety of hardwoods with a beautiful array of color and striking
grain are used for handles. Commonly used woods include: maple, walnut,
cherry, bubinga, purple heart, osage orange, rosewood, and bloodwood
(see individual knife photos for choices). Handles are full tang construction
with solid brass pins and liners. Each is meticulously sanded and
varnished for a durable finish and smooth feel in the hand.
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