About

shane-profileMy name is Shane Minnear. I live in Porirua New Zealand and have been making hand made knives for a number of years.

The knives I make are forged to create beautiful damascus using a blend of 15N20 and O1 high carbon steel. Both of these steels offer excellent performance as well as amazing contrast between the two steels.

Each blade is hardened by quenching in oil, then tempered in an oven to provide toughness. The blade is ground to shape, the stabilized timber handle attached and finished with a mineral oil/beeswax treatment, and the blade has a final sharpen.

I provide stabilized wood and also offer a stabilizing service for those that wish me to stabilize their timber.

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Shane Minnear
Minnear Knives