Does Carter Cutlery sell their proprietary steel to other Bladesmiths?

April 15, 2020

In order to maximize the full potential of Japanese laminated steel, it has to be forged in an exact way with extreme temperature control, carefully annealed in rice  straw ashes, cold forged, coated in special clay and then quenched in water. Once a bladesmith can demonstrate to Murray fundamental understanding of how to work the steel for maximum results, he will authorize them to purchase it from Carter Cutlery. This is in order to prevent substandard blades being made which could tarnish the fine reputation of our proprietary laminated steel.

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