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stereo.pete
03-17-2013, 08:43 PM
My time has finally come up on his list and my custom boning knife has just been forged. Heat treatment shall commence shortly. :spiteful: This will be my first custom knife, and my first knife purchase in at least a year, to say I am excited is a huge understatement.


http://imageshack.us/a/img827/2618/forgedo.jpg

Customfan
03-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Congratulations! A call or email from Mr. Rader is indeed a reason to rejoice! It is nice to look at these pictures, thanks and continue to enjoy.

:doublethumbsup:

Johnny.B.Good
03-17-2013, 09:40 PM
Awesome, Pete!

Looking forward to more details...

Justin0505
03-17-2013, 09:46 PM
oh boy! looks like its gona be a sweet knife! Congrats and I'm looking forward to the next round of photos.

don
03-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Really nice! Can't wait to see the progress.

Lefty
03-18-2013, 05:02 AM
I seem to always forget that one of his customs would definitely be on my bucket list. Congrats, Pete!

Reede
03-18-2013, 08:56 AM
And it only gets better from that first forged picture(can't say rough-forged, because his after forging are certainly not rough). Of course the anticipation builds, and the eagerness, and then the knife shows up about a week before you expect it. Enjoy the ride.

stereo.pete
03-18-2013, 08:49 PM
I will post more pics as I receive them and for those wondering, the steel is 52100.

Johnny.B.Good
03-18-2013, 09:46 PM
I will post more pics as I receive them and for those wondering, the steel is 52100.

I want to know if you've decided upon handle materials...love Rader's handle work!

stereo.pete
03-19-2013, 09:30 AM
When it comes to handles I have not decided. I too am a huge fan of Mr. Rader's western style handles and was thinking of using a bone material to keep with the theme of the knife. I am not sure yet though but I certainly will update this thread with pictures when I receive them.

DeepCSweede
03-19-2013, 10:04 AM
Can't wait to see what it looks like Pete. Congrats on getting the call. Interesting that you chose a boning knife for your first custom. I decided that if I get a Rader at some point, I was going to go with a petty and a paring knife, but I am going to get a few custom Gyutos first.

stereo.pete
03-19-2013, 01:01 PM
I have 8 gyuto's right now so I figured I would get something a bit different.

wenus2
03-19-2013, 02:55 PM
Damn Pete, Rader for a first custom? Go Big or go Home!
Sweet blade choice I think, gyutos are a dime a dozen :)
Congrats, I can't wait to see the final pics.

Customfan
03-19-2013, 04:46 PM
What? Rader Custom Gyutos a dime a dozen? Where? :clown:

I think thats great... I personally go with Gyutos for customs because its my most used knife but in the future I might go for a suji and who knows from there... Maybe a giant scimitar to go out in style in case we get invaded by elephant sized zombies!

All his knives are sublime and the gyutos are fantastic!

Here is my western gyuto:

http://m1311.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/customfan1/IMG_0683.jpg.html

stereo.pete
03-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Customfan that is such a teaser pic, how about pictures of the entire knife?

JMac
03-20-2013, 01:11 AM
Lol, got mine in January...http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o550/jamarucci2001/ATT_1357441589565_photo_zpsb4b8f054.jpg

Reede
03-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Oh, Rader gyuto teaser pics?
Here's mine:
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o496/ReedEdwards/DSC01715.jpg

Reed

Salty dog
03-20-2013, 10:16 AM
I didn't start it!
Sold the gyuto a couple years ago.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/P1000662.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/littlerader.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/sebcat/raderslicer.jpg

Mike9
03-20-2013, 11:09 AM
Salty - That slicer is the shiznits.

What kind of gyutar you got there?

Salty dog
03-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Custom small maker archtop. Henneken, from Finland, now from Germany.

Burl Source
03-24-2013, 02:28 PM
any updates on the new knife?
If it were me I would go with one of Rader's curly woods and a dark end cap.
Kind of his signature handle.

stereo.pete
03-24-2013, 03:12 PM
Mark,

Heat Treatment is complete and now he will begin finishing the blade. The jury is still out on the handle, all of his are works of art, so it is terribly difficult to decide.

-Pete

stereo.pete
03-27-2013, 12:48 AM
The handle has been decided upon, hopefully soon I will have pictures of the finished knife.

JMac
03-27-2013, 12:53 AM
Can't wait to see pics.

stereo.pete
03-27-2013, 12:58 AM
You and me both!

knyfeknerd
03-27-2013, 12:58 AM
You are 1 lucky sumbeetch!
But you definitely deserve it. I can't wait to see the finished product.
A Rader is definitely on my bucket list.

stereo.pete
03-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Here's a teaser picture of what I chose for the handle, it's not finished but it is definitely getting there! :pirate1::viking:

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/9710/almostzw.jpg

wenus2
03-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Bone?
... For the boner

stereo.pete
03-31-2013, 02:39 PM
Fitting, isn't it?

Johnny.B.Good
03-31-2013, 03:25 PM
Fitting, isn't it?

Awesome.

I thought it might be Corian...

Reede
03-31-2013, 07:35 PM
Dunno, but it could be fossilized walrus, washed out in white light.

RRLOVER
03-31-2013, 08:56 PM
Dunno, but it could be fossilized walrus, washed out in white light.

Yep......Walrus Penis is my guess

Iceman91
03-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Gotta love walrus penis

stereo.pete
03-31-2013, 10:02 PM
Ding Ding Ding, Walrus Penis it is!

stereo.pete
04-03-2013, 12:34 AM
Well, Mr. Rader just let me know that she's finished. Pictures will be sent my way tomorrow and I will post them as soon as I receive them!!!!

Chuckles
04-03-2013, 02:12 AM
Well... Pics of a walrus penis boner should put the mods through a good workout. :clown:

sachem allison
04-03-2013, 02:58 AM
oosic is always nice

stereo.pete
04-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Final pictures are here, and the knife is being shipped out to me today!!!


http://imageshack.us/a/img138/1742/ivoryboninghandle.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img145/3291/ivoryboningmsside.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img248/7485/ivoryboningraderside.jpg

Salty dog
04-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Nice!

knyfeknerd
04-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Schhhwwiiinnnggggg!!!!!!!
Nice Boner Pete!

Rottman
04-03-2013, 01:58 PM
Ding Ding Ding, Walrus Penis it is!

Did you talk that over with your wife?

stereo.pete
04-03-2013, 02:03 PM
No but 7.5" should be plenty for her approval :angel2:

Johnny.B.Good
04-03-2013, 02:04 PM
I wouldn't change one thing on that knife.

Awesome!

wenus2
04-03-2013, 02:08 PM
If that knife were president, it would be Baberham Lincoln!

That looks really badass Pete, nicely chosen sir.

WildBoar
04-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Nice! A boner made from a boner that gives boners!

statusquo
04-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Brilliant knife!

don
04-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Absolutely stunning. Congrats!

Customfan
04-04-2013, 08:08 AM
Nothing wrong with that one.. Very nice pete... Michael does stunning work! Congratulations..

Chuckles
04-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Great looking knife. Really well done.

Mike9
04-04-2013, 10:20 AM
That's a gorgeous knife Pete - congrats.

Don Nguyen
04-04-2013, 11:13 AM
At first I was a little skeptical of the first shot of the bone, but dang, it turns out so nicely.

stereo.pete
04-06-2013, 10:08 AM
I received the knife yesterday, first impressions are :dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:: dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::d ance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::da nce::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dan ce::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

Johnny.B.Good
04-06-2013, 12:31 PM
I want one!

stereo.pete
04-06-2013, 12:35 PM
I want one!

DO IT!!!

Reede
04-06-2013, 02:01 PM
I want one!

All ya gotta do is shoot Michael an email. Then start saving money.

Johnny.B.Good
04-06-2013, 02:25 PM
All ya gotta do is shoot Michael an email. Then start saving money.

Don't push me, I'll do it! ;)

Justin0505
04-06-2013, 08:08 PM
All ya gotta do is shoot Michael an email. Then start saving money.

and the way things seem to be going with his popularity, you will have PLENTY of time to save those pennies up :)

dough
04-06-2013, 09:52 PM
great looking knife... its both nice to see a new radar and a boning knife at that.
the handle looks so comfortable.

Slypig5000
04-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Very nice

stereo.pete
04-07-2013, 09:59 AM
There's something about butcher style knives that intrigues me so I figured why not? I'm thinking for my next custom with Pierre I may switch from the original planned boning knife to a 12" butcher knife.