Metalworking: the steel, spring-plate,
the fly and the awl
Traditional Carbon Steel :
sharpens easily and holds an excellent edge.
It is very soft, and wears-out quickly
- It tarnishes
12 C 27 “Sandwik” Stainless
This steel has all the advantages of other steels,
but not the disadvantages :
- It sharpens easily
- It holds an edge
- It never rusts.
brass and stainless steel work, from the raw materials
to the cutting of the bolsters and side-plates.
Solid bolsters and side-plates are stamped using
special, locally produced dies. It is from these
brass rods that the bolsters are stamped and then
mounted on the side plates, where they reinforce
the handles. Next, they are drilled for the brass
pivot pins. This same process is used for new materials,
such as brilliant or brushed stainless steel.