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October 8, 2010

Why I think Laminated Steel Tools are better, now.

At the risk of repeating my self, or stating again what I have already stated, or mentioning again what I have alluded to in the past, i will again reiterate why I think laminated or laid steel tools are better.

For one reason I have a brand new, state of the art technology [from the nineteenth century], tapered laminated plane blade made by Mark Schramm, the master blacksmith at This is the Place Heritage Park here in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Not many of these around, oh wait, it is the only one of these around.  Until now. 

Have a look, drool cups at hand and start saving your money because these blades are available.

And yes they are tapered.

I just got the blade today and forgot to move my grinding wheel over to my new shop, but when I get it I will put an edge on this extremely hard [not tempered] blade.  I am giddy.

Here is another reason I like laminated steel tools.

My 1850’s Birmingham Double Barrel 12 gauge shotgun, nice wire inlay on the rib.



  1. That’s a very cool blade, Stephen.

    What would be the damage for one of those?


    Comment by Jerome Weijers — October 11, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  2. Hey Stephen, nice blade… and nice S by S shotgun! By the way, if you still use that gun, be careful, some time, they delaminate as the shot is made… and they end up looking like a long spring…


    Comment by david gendron — October 12, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  3. […] also brought my new laminated steel plane blade made by Mark Schramm and showed it off, there was some interest as I explained why I thought they […]

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