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Boye Knives specializes in high performance cobalt alloy knives especially suited to the salt water environment. David Boye has been handcrafting knives since 1971, when he began making knives in his backyard from recycled sawmill blades. In 1975, he authored his now-classic text, Step by Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It, with over 200,000 copies sold. He is recognized as one of the major influences in modern custom knife making. His breakthrough discovery of cast dendritic metallurgy in the early ’80’s revolutionized traditional blademaking and set new cutting records. While developing a cast-forged process, David began to wonder what would happen if you did not forge at all. Up until that time, forging was the definitive way to prepare metal for use as a knife. It still is now. It was a real “out of the box” idea not to forge at all. His experiments at withholding forging were very…

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