About Czeck Edge and Our Products
Thank you for taking the time to become acquainted with Czeck Edge and our products. Our family owned business is an outgrowth of crafting marking knives for fellow woodworkers in the Atlanta Metro Area. Encouraged by these local craftsman, Czeck Edge was formed and began the commercial manufacture of woodworking layout tools in June 2005. Our vision then as now, is to provide tools with bench made quality, high performance and affordable prices. The enthusiastic response our tools receive from a growing customer base tells us that we are succeeding.
Today our product line has grown to include awls, bird cage awls, burninshers, marking knives in three sizes and our brand new ruler stop. We will be adding dovetail chisels soon. In addition, hardware kits to produce most of our tools are available featuring our production tool blades. Our kits permit craftsman to create a tool with a handle of their own design and hardwood. All Czeck Edge kits and hand tools are packaged in 8 mil vinyl pouches and all blades have guards installed including two spares.
We use a combination of state of the art technologies and traditional processes in the production of our hand tools. All of our blades are O1 tool steel, oven heat treated by an aircraft certified facility to ensure quality and uniformity. The entire blade is hardened, not just the tip, which provides the tool with a long and useful service life through years of sharpening cycles. Our blades are precision ground from bar stock on CNC surface grinders to guarantee consistent dimensions. A marking knife blade will be ground on eight separate surfaces then hand honed before it is fitted to the handle.
The handles for our tools are made from select hardwoods which have fine, unique grain patterns and attractive color. While we offered as many as eight species in prior years, we now feature bloodwood, cocobolo, kingwood and olivewood for all of our hand tools. Experience has shown these four offer a great combination of aesthetics and durability, which undoubtedly explains their popularity with woodworkers everywhere. Each handle goes through three major manufacturing processes before the final profile is turned by hand, one at a time. The latter step creates a crisp, ergonomic shape and a Czeck Edge hand tool that is both comfortable in use and unique in shape. After finish sanding every handle receives multiple coats of shellac.