Sharing the Passion for Blacksmithing Craft with the World
At Jonas Blade, they take bladesmithing as the craft of creating the forged blade using the best materials and tools to create the finest knives possible.
They aim to produce work that meets both high aesthetic and high-performance standards. Every knife is hand-forged by Master Smith Zack Jonas, who earned the rank of ABS Journeyman Smith in 2012 and finally became an American Bladesmith in 2019.
One of Zack’s goals is to share his passion for blacksmithing with the world. He does this through his work and by hosting different classes and making content for his audience. Individually, he brings his passion for the craft to various organizations such as the American Bladesmith Society.
Finding Balance of Precision and Power
Blacksmithing needs force, driving all you have through the hammer and into the hot steel to bend and shape its form. It also involves an equal amount of delicacy, corrective strikes, and small taps to hone in on the exact shape and form that’s intended.
Understanding the good amount of force to use was thought-provoking. Hammer too frivolously, and you will be there for hours. Hammer it too much, and you could bend it back. But on occasion, it substantially changed the end product. That balance was the key to the overall quality of Jonas Blade.
Using high carbon steel, every knife Zack created is custom-made to the exact specifications requested by every customer. Zack’s early beginning in knifemaking inspired a level of attention to detail and craftmanship carried directly into engineering and fabrication.
Instilling Discipline in Every Craft
One of the reasons Zack decided to become a blacksmith is the discipline that it instills in him. While many other hobbies need persistent consistency and effort to see results, for him, blacksmithing is special.
Every time you like to create something, you need to make numerous hammer strikes to shape your metal into the form you want it to be. Often, it does not work out the way you thought it would, and you need to begin again.
You can spend hours hammering away at something. There is a tremendous amount of discipline that goes into moving metal.
Zack supports an active type of discipline where he pays attention to the small things he is doing while keeping focused on the bigger picture. Compared to doing something like jogging, where you can zone out and lose focus while doing it, blacksmithing obliges you to pay attention to each of your hammer strikes.
Offering the Best Chef Knives in Town
Jonas Blade takes pride in its superior quality 7-inch chef knives!
A chef knife—often referred to as the cook’s knife has a long, broad blade and a straight edge. It is broadest across the heel, narrowing up to a finely pointed tip.
The curved blade of a chef knife enables it to rock back and forward on a chopping board, making it the best tool for dicing and chopping different vegetables at once. The broad heel region suggests it can endure more pressure during heavy-duty chopping work—very useful for cutting harder or thicker foods such as parsnips, onions, and potatoes.
A great all-rounder, Jonas Blade’s 7 inches chef knife is one of the most versatile knives you can have in your kitchen, ideal for daily dicing and mincing tasks.
The drop-point hunter blade is categorized by a convey spine curving down from the handle to the point. It makes an easily controlled point and an enormous belly for slicing. These knives are ideal for the general-purpose us and perfect for hunters.
You like a knife with a decent amount of belly for a hunting knife, and our drop point offers that. It does not give as much as a clip point, but it extremely good with a large belly.
If you are looking for the best lifestyle knife, they have you covered. From desk knives, push daggers, family knives, and executive desk knives, among others, Jonas Blade can give it all!
These are one-of-a-kind pieces designed straight from the heart of the maker. Historical typologies inspire them and the pieces are created to make a statement in any collection.
Caring for Carbon Steel Blades
Caring for carbon blades is easy. Two main things to think about while using your knives are always:
How am I going to clean this?
Will this cause the blade to patina faster?
High carbon steel lacks the chromium that makes stainless steel resistant to rust, so a few simple steps must be taken in order to maintain it. Make sure to wash the blade by hand and dry it off right away.
In addition, apply some mineral oil to the blade to keep moisture out of it.
Caring for Wood Handles
Just like the blade, you have to take care of the handle. Do not use scrubbing pads on the wooden handle. After you get it wet, dry it off. Apply oil to the handle to help preserve it.
Jonas Blades has you covered if you are looking for a knife with an eye for art, clean lines, and symmetry.
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