As we have indicated, now that the 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway has ended, we will be posting a mixture of free and paywalled content from our print archives, and Del Corsi’s cover article on Knifemaker Edmund Davidson and his integral handled knives from our September 2019 issue.
“I have always been attracted to the blades made by Edmund Davidson. Years ago I remember thumbing through the pages of knife magazines and doing a double take as a photo of an integral knife flipped by. Immediately I would turn back the page and there was that familiar looking name on its blade. This still happens regularly, though now with online magazines and social media the memorable knives go scrolling by!
Knives of integral construction have been around for quite some time, and there is something fascinating about a knife crafted from a single block of steel with only handle scales and fasteners for additional parts. It’s an extravagant way to craft a knife, but one that proposes building the strongest possible knife from any existing steel. And surely the making of an integral knife is, more than any other approach, like the proverbial sculptor who chisels away everything unnecessary to create the finished statue”.
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