Above is an example of blind stamping, using just water and the heat of the type to create the impression on a piece of vegetable tanned horsebutt leather. The font is Edinburgh, brass type from P & S Engraving in the UK, the top line 14 point, the bottom two 10. I’ve had these letters for 20 years, and the wear, especially on the “Y” in “PEACHEY” is evident- time to get some replacement letters! This is the stamp on the blade cover for the new, A2 knives which has been cryogenically treated. For more technical information about cryrogenic treatments check out nitrofreeze. Please read more about the new knives in the new tools page on the right, and the results of testing in the post below which convinced me to use this new steel for leather paring knives.
4 Replies to “Going Cryogenic”
Where do you have your cryogenic treatments performed? Do you have any idea of the profile that the company is using?
Ron Hock had the blanks made for me–all I know about the company is they are in France and also make scalpels and medical instruments. This is the first batch I have received, but am very impressed with the tight tolerances.
You need some brassies and coppers in there! PEA CHEY. With all due respect, your tools are amazing.
Yea, I guess you are right. I did space it a bit, though!