Balete Blades Blog

  • Bolsters and high-performance knives

    In between the blade and the handle, there's a section on the knife that encounters a very substantial amount of stress. This section is generally ...
  • Wow that's cold! Freezing high-alloy steels and why it's important.

    There has been a long myth that high alloy, high carbon stainless steels don't make good blades, and this has been true probably until the early 90...
  • Blade balance and why it's important.

    I was having dinner with a chef friend when I came back to Manila after spending some time working in Iligan city. He was telling me about how some...
  • Hey Sean! What steels do you use for your knives?

    I've been asked this question several times in the past few months, and normally I would just say what type of steel was being used for the knife t...