I chopped onions yesterday, so for the chop prompt, that was an immediate thought. I even sketched a trio of onions. I didn’t like the drawing, though, so I went for the next thought — a chopper.
Actually, I’m not sure if my knife qualifies for the title chopper or not.
My husband and I watch Forged in Fire each week, and it’s been interesting to learn about different kinds of knives — choppers, Bowie knives, kukris, saxes, and so many more.
I have learned a lot of knife-making terms and a bit about the process such as making canister Damascus, file testing for hardness and the techniques for quenching a blade.
I’m afraid my woeful attempt at knife-making with pen-and-ink isn’t going to win any awards. I’ll no doubt be asked to surrender my weapon and leave the forge.
Which is fine with me. It was getting a little hot in there, anyway.
For today’s educational info, here’s a look at the different parts of a knife, courtesy of Knife Planet: