READ MORE Kitchen Knife Care When you are done using your carbon steel kitchen knife, hand wash it with soap and water and thoroughly dry it. If you’d like,... READ MORE Heat Treatment There are 3 main steps to the heat treatment process for these hand-made knives. Normalizing (a/k/a Thermocycling). Forging the blade from the original stock involves... READ MORE Knife Making Process I make each of these knives from start to finish by hand. The steps are: Forge: The high carbon stock steel material is heated in... READ MORE Utility Knife Forging Steps Below are the steps in forging a 5" utility knife blade.