Wednesday, August 15, 2007

State of the Anso Nation

So whats going on in the Anso camp.....the main buzz has been the new heattreat oven and using it..I have had several batches through allready incl cryo treating and all with very good results. One of the main benifits of having my own oven is the speed I am able to turn idea into finished knife. Back when I was using industrial heattreating service I was working in very large batches to justify the cost of the heattreat. It was common for me to make 75-100 blades ready for heattreat each time I was going to have something heattreated. Now I can make 1 or 10 or whatever I need to get done and heattreat that. I used to dislike grinding because it usually meant I was tied to the grinder for several weeks...not so any more and for the first time in a long long time I actually look forward to made some steel dust behind the grinder....! Ofcourse there is many other benifits.....I have a show next the 25th of August...and I can continue to grind untill the very last moment before the show and still have things ready in time.

for the last few months I have been running alittle behind on orders but I am catching up. If you have a over due order with me and I have not contacted you lately drop me a line and I will let you know how far out your order is.

I have had an urge for a long time to start making more folders with upscale materials and it wont be long before you will start seing some of the results from this. I got some very interesting mosaic san mai damascus from my good friend Ed Schempp at the Bladeshow that most likely will become some very limited edition folder designs..possible Outbreaks but not completly decided yet. ...I also have a bunch Mike Norris damascus waiting to get used.....what most of these projects will have in common is that they will be funky reason to go boring on the design just because you go up on the materials :D ....

Automatics....I have several new designs lined up for automatics among these a nice long stabby daggerdesign......I hope I will have some time to develope this after the Parisshow in late September....stay tuned. For now I have a few button release and a few scale release planned....single and double actions.....canĀ“t wait to get started!

in the top top secret drawer I have the plans for something wild in the handle design category.....thats all I can say now but your going to be in for a treat...!

thats all for now....! ..or at least all I can think of right now :)


Blogger Suzanne said...

Jens, I am very excited!!! I can't wait to see what you create next!!

I hope you make more small knives too.

I finally scored one of your knives!! I got myself a sweet Rebel.

September 02, 2007 8:14 PM  

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