Custom Knives Thailand | Blacksmith Che Americano in Chiang Mai Thailand
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Che Americano is a Thai Blacksmith & Knife Maker from Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand, a little sleepy village near Baan Tawai, well known area for handmade cultural artisanal Thai crafts. Che has been making knives for over 11 years and has also studied under one of Thailand's renowned Knife Makers, Ajarn Anuchit Promprakai, of Pum Wanaknife.
Che offers a homestay knife making class at his villa that he uses to support his lovely mother, brother & cats. You can fall asleep to the sounds of nature in his open air Thai Lanna style home while bbq-ing great local food. An avid coffee aficionado, he's is one of Thailand's premier artisanal knife makers, crafting one of a kind custom knives all hand made, using tools and machines he engineered out of pure ingenuity.
Che specializes in custom made to order Chef Knives, Competition Choppers & Camp Knives. He uses Japanese High Carbon Steel as well as higher end imports but not limited to W1 tool steel, 410ss, AEB-L, RWL34, 135cr3, SUP9, SK5. Using local exotic wood native to Thailand, his handles are all carved & polished by hand with an expert eye in detailing, using Sathon (Millettia Pendula), Mai Chin Chang Rosewood (Dalbergia Oliveri), Mai Pradu & Burmese Blackwood to name a few tropical wood species. Che is an expert in heat treatment for knives, as he's sourced proper high-end oils for knife making to use in his heat treat process. He is very knowledgable in executing salt bath heat treat & cyro heat treat, as well as clay hardening tempering to produce fantastic natural hamons that he polishes by hand with high grit sandpaper & polishing techniques. He is a teacher to many students that stop by his workshop to learn under his tutelage.
He offers a homestay in Chiang Mai for anyone that wants to visit and learn how to make a knife from scratch. He makes a mean cup of coffee for his guests, and crafts beautiful blades from scratch while teaching students and guests his knowledgable ways.
His works of hand crafted art speaks for itself...