Yes, it has to be a finished blade, since I'm not set-up to machine and finish metals.Are you looking for "blanks" that you can put your handles on? Not really "blanks" I guess since I assume you don't want to do any forging or finishing to the blades themselves?
I've never inquired into the cost of the blades that Frosty makes, but I'm guessing they're not cheap because of the labor involved.I'm finding not all blades are quality steel, and most of what is promoted as Damascus, is clad over a core.
Real, solid Damascus only costs 20%-30% more.
Some blades cost as much, if not more than a completed knife.
I took a peek at those, and they all look to be finished knives.Specific Brand?
I can get Shun, Victorinox, KAI, Kanestune and a few others.
It's his craftsmanship that makes my stuff look decent. The Mrs. uses kitchen knives regularly, so that's what I will make.He really does (and so do you), but I'm not a heavy knife user, so they'd be wasted on me. I do love the looks of a Damascus blade.