CHANG昌 Series Beveled Knife by LC Double Reeds
Due to popular demand after the success of their CHANG昌 Series Double Hollow Ground Knife, the creators of LC Double Reeds designed their CHANG昌 Series Bevel Knife with the same priorities that they had before: perfectly balanced, and easy to sharpen to the perfect burr. This knife has been praised by many for its smooth, effortless scrape, exacting precision, and ease of use when it comes to sharpening and re-sharpening over the lifespan of the knife.
Ease of Use
The CHANG 昌 Bevel Knife is a true bevel knife, not an overly-complicated hybrid knife like others on the market. The simplicity of their grind makes this knife incredibly easy to sharpen and maintain. They have experimented with many different steels during the design process of this knife, and they work hard to provide the best quality steel for this knife design: one that is both easy to sharpen and holds an edge, while still offering a competitive price over similar quality knives on the market.
Their knives are perfectly balanced so that the center of gravity is placed at the index finger. This ensures maximum control for the user without having to apply extra pressure from the arm or wrist.
Thoughtfully designed handle size and shape fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, without having to put your hand in an unnatural position.
Structure and Simplicity
In their newest knife design, they have maintained their priorities of maximum structural stability coupled with maximum control, to create a knife which would provide an exacting scrape with a smooth and effortless follow-through. The angles that they use for their bevel knife were mathematically designed in such a way to emphasize structural strength of the blade without compromising factors that contribute to precise control or the ability to perform fine detail work.
The extremely durable leather sheaths that they provide with their knives are equipped with a loop and button to secure the knife in the sheath, so that no matter how bumpy the ride, the knife will not become unsheathed in your instrument case or tool bag. No more worrying about cutting your hands when reaching into your instrument case!
Some knife companies use the same wood and varnish for all of their knife handles. At LC Double Reeds, all of the wood they use for their knife handles is hand selected, and varnished in such a way to accentuate the wood's natural beauty, making each knife handle unique, while maintaining precise consistency in their handle shapes and blades.
Where does the name Chang come from?
CHANG昌 Series knives are named after Chang-Fa Liu, who is a double reed educator, master toolmaker, metallurgist, and father of LC Double Reeds co-founder Xiaodi Liu. The Chinese translation for the word "chang" or "昌" is "prosperous" or "flourishing", both of which are traits that we hope these knives bring to your reed-making.