For all those who want to get closer to the world of knife building and are interested in help, I recommend these books and magazines in theindustry.
Even today’s top makers have started by studying some if not all of these books and reading on Italian and American forums and reading Italian industry magazines, “Knives“ and “AuthorBlades ” and American magazines, such as “Blade”
Today you also have a great chance because thanks to social networks like facebook and instagramwhere many makers post videos while working.
Prussia or blue tracking, in English “blue layout” brush or spray is a way to create a bottom on the bar or knife to trace the guide curves or reference curves of the knife.
Tracing with the prussia blue of the bar you are working on is an important and precise help when building the knife of chisels, punctures, etc.
Using indelible markers is a widely used solution but if you use this method you know that just a little water or WD-40 and you immediately lose the tracing, a nice hassle while you are working on your blade. Continue reading “DIY Prussia Blue”