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Dave Martell
03-03-2011, 02:16 PM
We offer re-handling service for western handled Japanese knives.

Here are a few examples of work that we've done...

**Please skip to the end (last page) of this thread to view my most recent work.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010014-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-12.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010018-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010009-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-8.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8pygLC__Eu4/TSoa_Cj_jgI/AAAAAAAAARo/nFP6ZlenV5s/s1600/P1010006.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8pygLC__Eu4/TQQ2iE6fV8I/AAAAAAAAARA/h859iGdGlKs/s1600/p1010001.JPG

If you're interested in having similar work done to your knives please contact us at JapaneseKnifeSharpening.com (http://www.japaneseknifesharpening.com/) to discuss details.

Base Cost $175 + materials (average is usually $25)

ecchef
03-03-2011, 02:49 PM
When I surround myself with my Dave rehandles, I feel like Charlie Sheen. :o

Dave Martell
03-03-2011, 03:23 PM
You're a twisted man. :D

ecchef
03-03-2011, 03:35 PM
More like spalted.

hien
03-03-2011, 03:36 PM
i need one :) do you have any materials i can pick from?

Dave Martell
03-03-2011, 03:38 PM
i need one :) do you have any materials i can pick from?

Yes sir I've got a lot of wood on hand. I just need to shoot some pictures of it....soon!

hien
03-03-2011, 03:42 PM
sveet !!! hopefully soon = very soon lolz

unkajonet
03-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Shameless plug for Dave: if you don't have one, you need to get one. The craftsmanship is just top notch.

Pensacola Tiger
03-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Shameless plug for Dave: if you don't have one, you need to get one. The craftsmanship is just top notch.

Agree.

BTW, Dave, you need to post all the rehandles you've done for the group buys since your sub-forum no longer exists on KF.

Dave Martell
03-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Rick, that's one of the bad things about leaving there, all that work down the crapper. I do need to get up some gallery type posts up here though, huh? I'll get on it, thanks for the reminder.


Emanuel ,Thanks for the plug!

ecchef
03-06-2011, 10:07 PM
+1. We Need Pics!

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-20.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010098.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010033-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010031-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-21.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010007-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010008-14.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:21 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010012-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010016-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-19.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010069-1.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
03-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Hiromoto AS 30cm sujihiki - Desert Ironwood

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/e675d4e3.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/872f5d56.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/5c6a4bc9.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/2251ad9e.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/a66dab5d.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010017-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-9.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005resize.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010008-3.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010020-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-6.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010015-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010017-7.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 04:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-20.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-21.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010009-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-15.jpg

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 05:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010008-15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010016-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/p1010007-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-17.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/p1010007-11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-24.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
03-09-2011, 06:13 PM
Hiromoto AS 24cm Gyuto - Dyed Teal Maple

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2024cm%20Gyuto/452b4081.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2024cm%20Gyuto/243faad6.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2024cm%20Gyuto/fde44979.jpg

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2024cm%20Gyuto/1dc8792e.jpg

Vertigo
03-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Hey now... I recognize that bad boy! :/

JohnnyChance
03-16-2011, 03:13 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_ldEKzBPytxs/TVWLITwJjXI/AAAAAAAAAB4/bLQ91hAs27U/s800/IMG_0016.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_ldEKzBPytxs/TVWLJPQPiUI/AAAAAAAAAB8/9D6bMHTT6_s/s800/IMG_0021.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_ldEKzBPytxs/TVWLKjhYNfI/AAAAAAAAACI/nqiDIMy6P50/s800/IMG_0031.JPG

Dave Martell
03-16-2011, 11:00 AM
Is that a suji? The handle looks long and lean. :)

UglyJoe
03-16-2011, 12:57 PM
We offer re-handling service for western handled Japanese knives.

Here are a few examples of work that we've done...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-2.jpg



Taken all together, handle and fantastic etch, THE most wicked Hiro AS ever....

Looks like this one was thinned a little as well... did you do this before you stopped thinning the ASes?

Dave Martell
03-16-2011, 01:47 PM
I can't remember but I think that I didn't thin it. Emanuel will have to answer this one.

CalleNAK
03-20-2011, 02:20 AM
Seriously, how did he get the patina that black and have it bleed even more into a gray then into the SS. Just beautiful. I'm in awe.

Pensacola Tiger
03-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Seriously, how did he get the patina that black and have it bleed even more into a gray then into the SS. Just beautiful. I'm in awe.

Dave etched the blade. Like he did to my suji:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/Hiromoto%20AS%2030CM%20Sujihiki/cdc6100a.jpg

kalaeb
03-20-2011, 12:40 PM
Yeehaw, I always liked to go look at the group buy galleries, now they are coming here. The etching is way cool. Dave are you still working on the group buy # 4, and are you still doing etching. I would love to get my hiro done.

Dave Martell
03-20-2011, 12:52 PM
:cool2:Yes sir group buy#4 is underway and yes I'm still etching.

unkajonet
03-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Taken all together, handle and fantastic etch, THE most wicked Hiro AS ever....

Looks like this one was thinned a little as well... did you do this before you stopped thinning the ASes?

Actually, this was the blade that made Dave STOP thinning. His belt broke for the 2nd time on this blade. It's still a bada$$ blade. Every time I even just look at it, I start smiling.

UglyJoe
03-20-2011, 03:21 PM
Actually, this was the blade that made Dave STOP thinning. His belt broke for the 2nd time on this blade. It's still a bada$$ blade. Every time I even just look at it, I start smiling.

Ah. So it's THIS guy's fault. Hah. It looked like the kanji had been worked back a little, that's why I asked. An amazing job and amazingly cool knife.

unkajonet
03-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Ah. So it's THIS guy's fault. Hah. It looked like the kanji had been worked back a little, that's why I asked. An amazing job and amazingly cool knife.

Guilty as charged. I think Dave went above and beyond for me with this knife. And a big nod to Stefan for helping me find that handle.

Dave Martell
03-21-2011, 12:23 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/p1010001-24.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-20.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-27.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-11.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
03-21-2011, 12:26 PM
Dave,

Beautiful job on the Nenox. What's the wood?

Rick

SpikeC
03-21-2011, 01:32 PM
:biggrin: Hoo-haa! That is one delicious looking piece!

Dave Martell
03-21-2011, 02:28 PM
I can't recall what wood it is and since it was supplied by the customer I have no record of it. Maybe Rio will come along and help us out here.

riverie
03-21-2011, 02:57 PM
BINGOOO !!! Dave, you promise me it would be a surprise but you gave me the link anyway, you knew i couldn't resist to sneak a peek on it don't you :p

btw it's an amboyna burl. i was searching two-toned wood all over and found this, i like the contrast between the two colors pretty good and deep, it just popped out in my eyes. thank you so much to make it happen Dave. can't wait to hold it and slice everything with it, especially after the blade got thinned now. i think this will make me stop buying another suji :).

rio

SpikeC
03-21-2011, 03:57 PM
:wink: You have a good eye for wood, Rio!

Dave Martell
03-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Dave, you promise me it would be a surprise but you gave me the link anyway, you knew i couldn't resist to sneak a peek on it don't you :p




You have no willpower! :razz:

Audi's or knives
03-26-2011, 12:09 AM
Great job, Dave. These all look fantastic.

JohnnyChance
03-27-2011, 02:53 AM
by far the best looking nenox i have seen. nenox's looks do nothing for me, but this one is great.

kalaeb
04-02-2011, 03:12 AM
The sheer volume and staggerng attention to detail time and time again is beyond compare. Truly awesome! if this is what goes into your handles, I can't wait to see how your knives turn out.

Dave Martell
04-02-2011, 09:32 AM
Thank you, that was a very nice thing to hear, very encouraging. :)

tgraypots
04-02-2011, 09:50 AM
for the average home cook like me, MAC's are a pretty sweet deal. that bottom knife looks even sweeter re-handled. good job!

Dave Martell
04-02-2011, 03:25 PM
I wonder......what will these ugly ducklings will become? :smile1:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=169&d=1301772311

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=168&d=1301772306

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=170&d=1301772316

Jim
04-02-2011, 04:19 PM
I am thinking Sean is a lucky fellow!

apicius9
04-02-2011, 06:55 PM
I always think of this as the fun part - seeing how a nondescript and and ugly piece of wood turns into this nice piece with great patterns and colors once you work on it a little bit. I look forward to seeing how these will turn out.

Stefan

SpikeC
04-02-2011, 07:11 PM
I dunno, man, those don't look to comfortable to me.....................................
:poke1:

Dave Martell
04-06-2011, 02:30 PM
Here's what became of the 3 ugly ducklings.... :smile1:

The suji is done is blue dyed peacock. This came out real dark and the pictures didn't capture what it looks like in person, it's much nicer than what's shown here.

The 240mm gyuto is purple dyed buckeye burl. This one kicked my ass, just didn't want to give up the look and feel but I believe I won in the end. :)

The customer supplied both of those woods.

The last is the 210mm gyuto in birdseye maple from Stefan's stash.

All three blades have been etched but not shown sharpened (I haven't done that yet).

I hope you like them Sean. :)

Dave Martell
04-06-2011, 02:33 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=190&d=1302114555

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=192&d=1302114566

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=191&d=1302114561

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=187&d=1302114540

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http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=189&d=1302114550

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=188&d=1302114545

WildBoar
04-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Good stuff, Dave!

chazmtb
04-06-2011, 03:50 PM
I really like your etching job. Superb work.

Dave Martell
04-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks guys. :)

tgraypots
04-07-2011, 07:05 PM
It looks like to me you're just having way too much fun...........

Dave Martell
04-10-2011, 01:48 PM
Here is Richard's 210mm Hiromoto AS in ancient NZ Kauri wood (supplied by Stefan) and poplar saya by Marko...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002-15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-18.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005-28.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010008-16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010015-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010016-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-5.jpg

Dave Martell
04-10-2011, 01:49 PM
PS - You've really got to hold and see this wood in person to appreciate it. I've yet to capture even a hint of it's beauty by camera. :)

riverie
04-10-2011, 02:00 PM
Nice and classy Dave.

stereo.pete
04-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Dave, is that a Marko designed poplar say a for our hiromotos?

Dave Martell
04-10-2011, 10:16 PM
Dave, is that a Marko designed poplar say a for our hiromotos?


Yes sir I have them, just waiting on a small item and then they can ship out.

steeley
04-11-2011, 12:48 AM
[QUOTE=Dave Martell;7706]http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=190&d=1302114555

Now that is some sexy wood :ggodjob:
put that on a t-shirt.

Dave Martell
04-11-2011, 12:55 AM
Now that is some sexy wood
put that on a t-shirt.

:lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

Dave Martell
04-13-2011, 12:31 PM
Here's a Hiromoto AS gyuto in ironwood burl.

*Please excuse the raindrops - it was sprinkling.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=227&d=1302712304

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225&d=1302712296

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=228&d=1302712308

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=226&d=1302712299

Dave Martell
04-13-2011, 12:36 PM
Here's a TKC in amboyna burl (supplied by Stefan)...

*Please excuse the raindrops - it was sprinkling.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=232&d=1302712563

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=230&d=1302712553

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=233&d=1302712566

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=229&d=1302712550

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231&d=1302712556

Kentucky Jeff
04-13-2011, 03:02 PM
Oh great...you left my knife out in the rain....


Looks super Dave! Can't wait.

Dave Martell
04-13-2011, 03:28 PM
Oh great...you left my knife out in the rain....

:haha4:



Looks super Dave! Can't wait.

I'm glad you like it Jeff, I'll get it off to you tomorrow.

steeley
04-14-2011, 12:47 AM
The rain gives a nice darker back ground.:helicop:

CalleNAK
04-14-2011, 02:33 AM
Well I'm guessing the Ironwood Burl is mine. Looks absolutely amazing Dave. Thanks again. Can't wait to test her out. I guess I'm going to have to start shopping for blanks for my suji now.

Dave Martell
04-14-2011, 09:21 AM
Well I'm guessing the Ironwood Burl is mine. Looks absolutely amazing Dave. Thanks again. Can't wait to test her out. I guess I'm going to have to start shopping for blanks for my suji now.


Street? I couldn't remember your username here but I sent you an email that it was done. It's shipping out this morning. I hope you like it.

Dave

sin13
04-14-2011, 01:00 PM
PS - You've really got to hold and see this wood in person to appreciate it. I've yet to capture even a hint of it's beauty by camera. :)

Very true. I got the knife yesterday and the picture my speak a thousand words but actually holding it is a different story. Thanks Dave! Fantastic work!

Dave Martell
04-14-2011, 02:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010008-16.jpg


Very true. I got the knife yesterday and the picture my speak a thousand words but actually holding it is a different story. Thanks Dave! Fantastic work!


Hi Richard, it's good to see that you got your knife and like the wood you chose. It really is a special look and feel in person isn't it? Ancient kauri is becoming one of my favorites to work with. I'm thrilled that you like it and I hope that you get lots of use from your new knife - enjoy.

Dave

stevenkelby
04-15-2011, 07:34 AM
I LOVE my Kauri from Dave, I use them everyday and they get more and more attractive to me, not to mention the knives CUT!

Thanks Dave :)

http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/stevenkelby/Knives/IMG_2617.jpg

Dave Martell
05-03-2011, 02:44 PM
Here's Bob's Hiro Shiki Tsuchime Damascus Santoku in Blue Birdseye Maple (wood supplied by Stefan)....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=334&d=1304449365

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=332&d=1304448272

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http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=331&d=1304448268

apicius9
05-03-2011, 08:20 PM
I like that you included the undyed piece, looks nice. A little more purple-ish than I remember the wood, but maybe that's just the light.

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-03-2011, 09:20 PM
The idea of using the un-dyed section was the customers. The handle finished near purple in real life so the colors are pretty close to what I see in person. You never know what you'll get until the end, huh?

Potato42
05-05-2011, 12:33 AM
I'm a huge fan of mixing sapwood with heartwood, or in this case dyed with undyed. It would not have been the same without that contrast. Your customer has good taste, and you as well for creating it ;)

bcarr
05-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Thanks Dave! I can't wait till it gets here!....bob

Dave Martell
05-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Here is Brian's western Konosuke HD sujihiki in ironwood burl. :smile1:


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=429&d=1304605472

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=427&d=1304605463

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=430&d=1304605476

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=426&d=1304605459

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=428&d=1304605468

Dave Martell
05-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Thanks Dave! I can't wait till it gets here!....bob


I'm glad you like it Bob, please let me know what you think after you get it too, feel free to call. :)

Pensacola Tiger
05-05-2011, 03:50 PM
Dave, how long is that Konosuke? 210 or 240?

apicius9
05-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Just wondering: Is that one of the Ironwood pieces I sent you?

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-05-2011, 04:06 PM
Dave, how long is that Konosuke? 210 or 240?

It's a 210mm - from JKI (I believe)

Dave Martell
05-05-2011, 04:07 PM
Just wondering: Is that one of the Ironwood pieces I sent you?

Stefan


They were customer supplied scales from Arizonaironwood. The wood is spectacular and makes me crave to work on the blocks you sent which should be even nicer in some ways.

Pensacola Tiger
05-05-2011, 04:08 PM
It's a 210mm - from JKI (I believe)

Thanks, Dave. That's some beautiful work.

Dave Martell
05-05-2011, 04:09 PM
Thanks, Dave. That's some beautiful work.


Thanks Rick!

Dave Martell
05-07-2011, 12:38 PM
Hiromoto AS 240mm gyuto in Ancient NZ Kauri


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=458&d=1304786331

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=456&d=1304786324

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=455&d=1304786320

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=457&d=1304786327

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Here is David's 270mm & 240mm Hiromoto AS gyutos (last 2 from the 4th group buy) in premium burl ironwood & black ash burl (both woods supplied by Stefan).

The blades have been etched but unfortunately the 240mm showed the weld and didn't yield the impressive edge features that most of the 240mm's in this series do when etched. I'm bummed about this but you get whatever the knife gives up.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=493&d=1305123501

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=496&d=1305123682

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=494&d=1305123669

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=497&d=1305123687

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=495&d=1305123676

WildBoar
05-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Nice work, Dave!

SpikeC
05-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Very interesting how the 240 came out. I wonder if they changes the process or if it is just the result of a different smith?

Potato42
05-11-2011, 02:21 PM
Don't think I didn't notice those mirror polished pins! I can literally see you in the work!:lol2: Nice work Dave:thumbsup:

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Thanks guys :)


@ Spike, I had maybe 2 others that came out similar so who knows?

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Carter (Pro?) sujihiki in purple dyed redwood scales with copper bolster (courtesy of Murray) and copper liners & copper corby bolts.

Ashi Honyaki gyuto in spalted avacado scales, nickel silver bolts, and mosaic pin.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=502&d=1305139953

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=499&d=1305139939

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=503&d=1305139959

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=498&d=1305139933

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=500&d=1305139944

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=501&d=1305139948

Potato42
05-11-2011, 03:45 PM
Both of those are lovely, but man do I really like that spalted avacado!

Dave Martell
05-11-2011, 03:46 PM
I forgot to mention that the spalted avocado came from Stefan. :)

EdipisReks
05-11-2011, 07:08 PM
the Carter is really nice, but that Honyaki is just gorgeous all around!

apicius9
05-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Very nice work, Dave. I like all of them and wouldn't be ashamed about any of them if it were in my knife block ;) That spalted avocado was one of the biggest surprises I ever had with any wood. It looked totally grey and unattractive when I got it, so I had it sitting around for a year or longer before I even looked at it again. But I love how it comes out when it is finished. I have never seen anything like it again (and I don't have any left).

Stefan

Potato42
05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
I forgot to mention that the spalted avocado came from Stefan. :)

Oh I so knew it did. He always gets the good stuff.

steeley
05-12-2011, 01:05 AM
Now that is a sweet handle.
how was it working with the copper Dave.

Dave Martell
05-12-2011, 01:52 AM
Oh I so knew it did. He always gets the good stuff.


Yes he does.

Dave Martell
05-12-2011, 01:54 AM
Now that is a sweet handle.
how was it working with the copper Dave.


It was different but not bad. The liner was kind of challenging in that it's so flexible in this thickness so drilling and cutting was fun plus getting the corners square was something new too. I had fun with it.

Dave Martell
06-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Hiromoto AS 300mm sujihiki in AZ Desert Ironwood Burl scales.....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=795&d=1307890221

WildBoar
06-12-2011, 11:46 AM
Beautiful!

Dave Martell
06-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Beautiful!


Thanks David :)

PS - I just cut and prepped your scales so your knife isn't far off getting done too.

WildBoar
06-13-2011, 02:01 AM
Wow, that is very quick service! Thanks, Dave!

CalleNAK
06-13-2011, 02:37 AM
Looks absolutely amazing Dave! Can't wait to get it cutting up some tri-tip.

Burl Source
06-14-2011, 10:17 PM
Very nice work with the ironwood.

Dave Martell
06-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Thanks Mark :)

Dave Martell
06-16-2011, 08:36 PM
Blazen petty in spalted maple (wood from Delbert Ealy)....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=828&d=1308270954

El Pescador
06-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Holy crap! I hope mine looks that good!

Pesky

Dave Martell
06-16-2011, 09:18 PM
Holy crap! I hope mine looks that good!

Pesky


That IS yours :D

Potato42
06-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Dave you would put those crazy show car polishers to shame with your shiny handles. Some have even wondered if you used mother of pearl pins when we saw part of your reflection in the pin. They really look like glass. :thumbsup:

So I wanna know, you ever run your head through that same buffing process? :wink:

apicius9
06-16-2011, 09:25 PM
So I wanna know, you ever run your head through that same buffing process? :wink:

:sarcastic::haha4::happy3:


Have to agree, that looks great - have you changed your finishing routine? And why do I spend time finishing these things with higher grits and oil if yours look like that without that?

Stefan

Dave Martell
06-16-2011, 09:29 PM
Dave you would put those crazy show car polishers to shame with your shiny handles. Some have even wondered if you used mother of pearl pins when we saw part of your reflection in the pin. They really look like glass. :thumbsup:

Thanks!



So I wanna know, you ever run your head through that same buffing process? :wink:


Ha.......Ha......Ha!! :bat:

Dave Martell
06-16-2011, 09:30 PM
:sarcastic::haha4::happy3:


Have to agree, that looks great - have you changed your finishing routine? And why do I spend time finishing these things with higher grits and oil if yours look like that without that?

Stefan


Nope still the same routine, pretty much exactly, just getting better with it I guess.

SpikeC
06-16-2011, 09:43 PM
That is some groovy wood! Nice job!

Dave Martell
06-18-2011, 01:51 PM
Hiromoto AS 210mm gyuto in Ancient NewZealand Kauri (whitebait version)....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=847&d=1308419446

WildBoar
06-22-2011, 04:56 PM
Hiromoto AS 210mm gyuto in Ancient NewZealand Kauri (whitebait version)....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=847&d=1308419446This knife was delivered today. Looks even better in person. And it feels silky smooth! Thanks, Dave!

Dave Martell
06-22-2011, 04:58 PM
I'm glad you like it David. Thanks for your business! :)

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 12:39 PM
Another rehandle here, this one is a Hattori honesuki. It also got itself a etch job and sharpening. Hope you like it Rick. :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1158&d=1311611989

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1156&d=1311611974

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1155&d=1311611969

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Rick asked for before and after pictures - here they are - his knife along with some from a co-worker....


BEFORE...

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1160&d=1311612204



AFTER...

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1161&d=1311612210

Eamon Burke
07-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Wow, that Honesuki is night and day.

oivind_dahle
07-25-2011, 04:53 PM
+1 :)

ThEoRy
07-25-2011, 09:56 PM
Wow! Though I'm sure the pictures just can't do that handle justice. It had a lot of 3d holographic stuff going on in that redwood burl, really gorgeous piece. Great job Dave and thanks.

I know I'll be happy with the Tanaka as well. The choil on that bad boy was always sharp as a mother effer so it will be nice to have a comfy grip on it.


I'm sure my saute cook will be pleased as punch with the Hiromoto as well. Looks great and I'll bet it's nice and thin now.


Care to comment on the Tanaka's R2 core steel and Damascus cladding? There isn't a lot of info out there on either.

SpikeC
07-25-2011, 10:26 PM
I was rather surprised by the sharp edges on the choil of my Tanaka petty, given the level of finish on the rest of the knife. The spine is nicely polished, but that heel area was horrible!

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 10:37 PM
Those Tanaka spines and choils are super sharp - they need to be de-burred before use. :D

The Hiro is WAY thinner - you're saute cook should see a decent improvement.

And the wood on the Hattori handle is great - the pictures really look like dog poop compared to real life.

apicius9
07-25-2011, 10:45 PM
Nice work, as usual. That honesuki really looks great. Is that one of my maple pieces? I still haven't finished a blue one, yet, gotta get my act together...


Stefan

Dave Martell
07-25-2011, 10:50 PM
Not one of yours this time Stefan, Rick supplied it himself.

ThEoRy
07-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Nice work, as usual. That honesuki really looks great. Is that one of my maple pieces? I still haven't finished a blue one, yet, gotta get my act together...


Stefan

It's redwood burl that I got from Arizona Ironwood. They have a nice collection.

And yes, I do believe there was a blue handle for a certain person on the horizon somewhere...:poke1:

apicius9
07-26-2011, 12:08 AM
Stop poking me, Rick! :tease: Let's catch up and talk details this weekend.

Stefan

ThEoRy
07-26-2011, 11:28 PM
Cool. You can call me anytime you are free. I'll be at work, but will take a time out to chat for a bit.

And I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of these knives Dave. Hurry up stupid Post Office!@!

Dave Martell
07-26-2011, 11:31 PM
Jersey is soooo far away - might take a week to get to you. :p

stevenStefano
07-27-2011, 01:29 PM
Is that honesuki a Hattori HD or a KD? The etching did an amazing job

ThEoRy
07-27-2011, 09:09 PM
Hd

stevenStefano
07-28-2011, 05:32 AM
Yeah I thought it was but with the etching the pattern is so vivid I think it looks like a KD

ThEoRy
07-29-2011, 01:08 AM
Gaaaahh! still not here yet! Tracking number says it left philadelphia almost 3 days ago! So it takes the postal service 3 days to make a 90 minute drive lol. Aaaannnd thats why theyre going out of business. :lol2:

Dave Martell
07-29-2011, 01:13 AM
You've got to be kidding me?!?

ecchef
07-29-2011, 07:44 AM
Nope. He's not kidding. The Post Office in Jersey is the worst. They lost two of my knives for weeks. Finally they turned up...at my local post office, where they had been all along. Nobody had bothered to get off their lazy ass and just look.

:angry1:

Dave Martell
08-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Here is Ben's Kanemasa gyuto with it's new curly mango scales (wood courtesy of Mr. Stefan Keller's stock)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1339&d=1312648287

Dave Martell
08-06-2011, 12:34 PM
Here's a Misono dragon sujihiki in buckeye burl scales.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1342&d=1312648446

hien
08-06-2011, 02:12 PM
Yaeeee... So prettyy... Cant wait to see in person :)

Dave Martell
08-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Yaeeee... So prettyy... Cant wait to see in person :)


I guess you figured out whose knife that is? :)

99Limited
08-06-2011, 09:35 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1342&d=1312648446
Those scales are a perfect match for that suji. Nice work!

Dave Martell
08-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks but I can't take the credit, the knife's owner sent them to me, he's got the good taste. :)

Dave Martell
10-25-2011, 06:58 PM
Glestain gyuto in Butch Harner's "maroon mycarta" with stainless pins. I think it's now well suited for it's role which is life on a Pacific island in a commercial kitchen.

Not my best work (some glue lines can be seen in person) but considering how bad this knife tried to kick my ass I'm actually happy that it came out as good as it did. I learned a lot on this rehandle, the most important thing being that I don't ever want to do another Glestain again. :)

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2134&d=1319583467

SpikeC
10-25-2011, 07:33 PM
those angles complicate things, do they?

kalaeb
10-25-2011, 07:36 PM
those angles complicate things, do they?

No doubt, I would be curious to know how you perfectly fit the scale to the rounded bolster at the bottom too. By hand? My wife has a knife that she wants done, but I am hesitant because of the rounded bolster to tang fit.

SpikeC
10-25-2011, 07:39 PM
Anyway, it looks really nice.

Dave Martell
10-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Yeah guys this one sucked for the rounded parts but also for what you can't see and that's the rounded parts on the insides at the back plus the bolsters were uneven and they're angled making the top shorter than the bottom oh and also there was rust damage on the tang that I had to sand out. To fit the scales on the rounded parts I had to had file and sand and fit over and over and over and over and over again and still I couldn't get it perfect. This thing was a nightmare.

apicius9
10-25-2011, 07:43 PM
That's why I prefer making wooden sticks, much easier :)

Stefan

ecchef
10-26-2011, 05:17 AM
How much do you hate me? :sofa:

Dave Martell
10-26-2011, 09:36 AM
How much do you hate me? :sofa:

It's that knife of hell I hate - not you. :)

ecchef
10-26-2011, 10:04 AM
Here's what it looked like the first time around with Adam:

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Scales moved around a bit, so I had Dave smooth it out.

Once it got here, within a month the wood was so warped it broke the epoxy bond.

Moral...Don't let anybody tell you that ebony doesn't need to or can't be stabilized!

Should be damn near bulletproof now! Thanks Dave. :ggodjob:

Dave Martell
10-26-2011, 10:51 AM
All joking aside - thank you too Dave, it was a great learning experience.

ecchef
10-29-2011, 01:11 AM
Just to be clear, I wasn't implying that Adam misguided me about the stabilization. That info came from the guy I got the wood from.

Dave Martell
11-09-2011, 02:00 PM
Here's the first knife from the Hiromoto Group Buy #5

It's a 240mm gyuto with amobyna burl scales, black G10 liners, and stainless pins. The blade was etched but not thinned.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2345&d=1320865195

El Pescador
11-09-2011, 04:31 PM
Great looking!

Dave Martell
11-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Here's another group buy Hiromoto AS 240mm gyuto. This one was thinned & etched and has ancient kauri scales with copper/nickel silver mosaic pins.

The knife is shown here unsharpened because it was starting to rain so I snapped some pictures while I could, I'll sharpen it up before shipping.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2364&d=1320948194

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2363&d=1320948190

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2362&d=1320948186

Dave Martell
11-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Here's a few more of the same knife....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2370&d=1320958443

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2369&d=1320958438

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2371&d=1320958450

obtuse
11-10-2011, 03:59 PM
I think I will have to change myself.

Dave Martell
11-10-2011, 04:03 PM
wait until you see the 210mm I'm working on. It came with a crazy pattern and then after thinning.....well.....it's even crazier. :)

ThEoRy
11-10-2011, 10:51 PM
Here's a few more of the same knife....


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2370&d=1320958443

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2369&d=1320958438

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2371&d=1320958450

Wow that's a great etch there. These things are great because of their uniqueness. No two are ever alike. Can't wait to see the 210. And of course I can't wait to see mine!! :D

Dave Martell
11-11-2011, 12:00 AM
I just prepped your scales Rick.

ThEoRy
11-11-2011, 12:09 AM
Teeheeeheeeheee :D

DwarvenChef
11-15-2011, 02:49 AM
Dave these are looking good for sure :)

Dave Martell
11-15-2011, 09:40 AM
Dave these are looking good for sure :)

Thanks!

Dave Martell
11-16-2011, 01:55 PM
Here is Rick's 300mm Hiromoto AS Sujihiki in Butch's red 'n black mycarta. Liners are black G10, pins are copper/silver mosaic star. Blade was thinned & etched.

Rick wanted "blood red" scales, I think we got pretty close here. :)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/p1010007-14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010012-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010015-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010023-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-21.jpg

*Note - The knife hasn't been sharpened yet.

99Limited
11-16-2011, 03:08 PM
That suji looks Badddd Ass. Can't wait to see my two.

Dave Martell
11-16-2011, 03:24 PM
That suji looks Badddd Ass. Can't wait to see my two.


Thanks and it won't be long for yours. :)

TDj
11-16-2011, 05:18 PM
The Hiromoto AS 300 Sujis always look like instruments of war to me. Is it weird that the first thing I think of is a hobbit out of Lord of the Rings pulling that knife out to cleave a goblin in half?

stopbarking
11-16-2011, 05:45 PM
Any pictures of that cool looking 210? No particular reason for interest. :whistling:

Dave Martell
11-16-2011, 06:04 PM
Any pictures of that cool looking 210? No particular reason for interest. :whistling:

Not yet, it's the next Hiro up though.

ThEoRy
11-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Here is Rick's 300mm Hiromoto AS Sujihiki in Butch's red 'n black mycarta. Liners are black G10, pins are copper/silver mosaic star. Blade was thinned & etched.

Rick wanted "blood red" scales, I think we got pretty close here. :)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/p1010007-14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010012-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003-22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010015-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010023-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-21.jpg

*Note - The knife hasn't been sharpened yet.

I can't even... how do you... what the hell just... where do, how the...????


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACKWK55Ic9M

sudsy9977
11-16-2011, 10:29 PM
Sick!....Ryan

Dave Martell
11-17-2011, 03:24 PM
I shot a few more pictures of this knife after it was sharpened. I think these pictures show the surface texture of the blade a little better. I also thew in a couple of handle pics too, I couldn't resist. :)

99Limited
11-17-2011, 04:14 PM
I would loved to have seen this knife in person. Some pictures make the red look brighter than others, but I'm wondering if it's actually darker like it shows in a couple of those pictures. BTW, what is mycarta?

Dave Martell
11-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Hi Dan, the tone of the red is IMO somewhere between all the extremes shown in the pictures. I'd say it's more of a darker red than bright red.

"Mycarta" is what Butch calls his own version of micarta that he makes.

99Limited
11-17-2011, 04:28 PM
"Mycarta" is what Butch calls his own version of micarta that he makes.

I've never seen micarta in person so I don't have a clue as to what it is. Some looks like a laminate of some kind and Butch's stuff looks like it's a mix of a colored resin, kind of like Jell-O, with colored fibers mixed in.

SpikeC
11-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Boy-Howdy, that is one tasty piece of cutlery!

Andrew H
11-17-2011, 04:38 PM
I've never seen micarta in person so I don't have a clue as to what it is. Some looks like a laminate of some kind and Butch's stuff looks like it's a mix of a colored resin, kind of like Jell-O, with colored fibers mixed in.

Here's a thread butch had on making some of his mycarta: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php?1993-mycarta-burl

Dave Martell
11-17-2011, 05:13 PM
I wanted to mention something about the cladding patterns on these knives and how it's uneven looking. That isn't something created by me through thinning, it's showing the pattern just how it came from the factory. Why it looks so dramatic is that I remove material which raises the pattern higher on the blade.

So on the above knife you see the left side as being ground more at the tip and heel, and more on the left than the right side, but an equal amount was removed along both sides to simply raise the cladding.

What I see is that I'm simply raising the pattern higher on the blade to reflect how it was ground already.

cnochef
11-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Dave, nice work as usual!

BTW, I'm very proud that my Martell 300mm suji is your current avatar. Did you like that one as much as I love it?

Dave Martell
11-17-2011, 06:31 PM
Dave, nice work as usual!

BTW, I'm very proud that my Martell 300mm suji is your current avatar. Did you like that one as much as I love it?


Yes I do.....and thanks. :)

ThEoRy
11-17-2011, 10:08 PM
I would loved to have seen this knife in person. Some pictures make the red look brighter than others, but I'm wondering if it's actually darker like it shows in a couple of those pictures. BTW, what is mycarta?

Easily arranged. I'm just a bit north of you.

Dave Martell
11-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Here we have Dan's 210mm Hiromoto AS gyuto that's been thinned & etched. Came out kind of crazy, eh? Talk about dripping cladding. :)

The scales are blue dyed redwood scored from our own BurlSource. The wood has a beautiful green/blue with metallic glitter look to it that's going to wow Dan over for sure, especially since my pictures failed to capture even the color accurately.

The pins are copper/nickel silver mosaics and the liners are black G10.

I still have to sharpen it yet but it'll ship out on Monday morning for sure. I hope you enjoy it Dan. :)

jm2hill
11-19-2011, 04:24 PM
thats beautiful! can't wait for the Santoku!

Andrew H
11-19-2011, 04:55 PM
Wow, that one came out extremely well. Someone was lucky in the cladding department.

Burl Source
11-19-2011, 08:13 PM
Wow!
That sure did turn out nice!

ThEoRy
11-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Holy carp that **** looks magical!!

TDj
11-19-2011, 11:46 PM
i think this might be my favorite-looking hiromoto ever! the cladding is beautiful, and the handle has the just-right mix of bling and subtlety. awesome.

Dave Martell
11-19-2011, 11:51 PM
Thanks guys, I like this one a lot myself.

Hey Mark, the wood worked really nice, the shine seen isn't CA glue or epoxy either - it's from the stabilization you use. :)

stopbarking
11-20-2011, 12:19 AM
Wow. I've been staring at these pictures from my phone all day. It looks incredible and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Thanks Dave!

Dave Martell
11-20-2011, 12:24 AM
Wow. I've been staring at these pictures from my phone all day. It looks incredible and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Thanks Dave!


I'm glad you like it Dan and I hope it serves you well.

Thanks,
Dave

ThEoRy
11-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Here is my review for the thinning and sharpening job Dave performed on the 300mm suji above.





Surgical.
It's like a laser scalpel.


Here is my review for the re handle work done by Dave.

Flawless.
You can't do a better job.


Combine the reviews and what I now own is a beautiful, flawless laser scalpel.

Thanks Dave,

Rick

Dave Martell
11-24-2011, 11:44 PM
Here is my review for the thinning and sharpening job Dave performed on the 300mm suji above.





Surgical.
It's like a laser scalpel.


Here is my review for the re handle work done by Dave.

Flawless.
You can't do a better job.


Combine the reviews and what I now own is a beautiful, flawless laser scalpel.

Thanks Dave,

Rick


Thanks Rick! :happy1:

mr drinky
11-25-2011, 12:07 AM
I just had a Hiro Clad-gasm.

Amazing work Dave.

k.

Dave Martell
11-25-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks Karring! :)

JohnnyChance
11-25-2011, 01:45 AM
Damn that 210 came out awesome! Nice work sir!

Dave Martell
12-05-2011, 06:41 PM
Here is Dan's 150mm Hiromoto AS petty, etched blade, nickel silver pins, G10 liners, & buckeye burl scales.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2820&d=1323128470

99Limited
12-05-2011, 09:05 PM
Wow Dave, it came out like I hoped for. I can't wait to see it in the flesh.

Dave Martell
12-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Wow Dave, it came out like I hoped for. I can't wait to see it in the flesh.

It came out pretty nice but I can't wait to get you your gyuto - then you'll be smiling. :)

Dave Martell
12-10-2011, 12:21 PM
Here is Lauri's 240mm Hiromoto AS Gyuto with black maple scales (from Burl Source) with white G10 liners, nickel silver pins & one mosaic center pin. The blade was thinned & etched.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2892&d=1323537682

kalaeb
12-10-2011, 12:24 PM
Very nice Dave! The contrast with the white spacers is well done.

99Limited
12-10-2011, 01:42 PM
That was my original choice. I have four of those blocks sitting in a drawer because I couldn't make up my mind and ended up going with something else. Anyway I'm glad to see it does look as good as I thought it would.

Dave Martell
12-10-2011, 02:39 PM
Here is Aaron's Konesuke HD gyuto in koa (from Burl Source). Liners are black G10 and pins are nickel silver.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2898&d=1323545954

SpikeC
12-10-2011, 04:30 PM
While all your work looks great, this one really hits it out of the park! Beautiful work!



Here is Lauri's 240mm Hiromoto AS Gyuto with black maple scales (from Burl Source) with white G10 liners, nickel silver pins & one mosaic center pin. The blade was thinned & etched.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2892&d=1323537682

Dave Martell
12-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Thanks guys. :)

WildBoar
12-10-2011, 09:53 PM
While all your work looks great, this one really hits it out of the park! Beautiful work!
x2. Understated and elegant. Looks great!

Johnny.B.Good
12-11-2011, 12:20 AM
Here is Aaron's Konesuke HD gyuto in koa (from Burl Source). Liners are black G10 and pins are nickel silver.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2898&d=1323545954

This is a beauty. Clean, classy, understated. Love it.

Dave Martell
12-11-2011, 12:39 AM
You guys are too kind. :)

jm2hill
12-11-2011, 12:40 AM
Lauri's Hiro is absolutely sexy. Nothing short of.

obtuse
12-11-2011, 02:16 AM
I can't wait to see the figure on that koa in person! another beautiful handle, well done :)

Dave Martell
12-11-2011, 12:52 PM
I can't wait to see the figure on that koa in person! another beautiful handle, well done :)


Hopefully you'll have it in just a few days time. Thanks Aaron.

Burl Source
12-11-2011, 01:40 PM
I can't wait to see the figure on that koa in person! another beautiful handle, well done :)

No fault to Dave, but you probably won't like it. Ugly stuff.
Look at it from one direction and it is light, from another it is dark.
Then when you move it around there are those weird shapes that move around under the surface.
You will probably think you have been drinking too much.

Just teasing you. It is tough to get a photo that shows what the Koa is like in person.
Great job on all the knives Dave. It is nice to see someone take the time to bring out the full potential in the wood.

Dave Martell
12-11-2011, 01:51 PM
Here is Rio's Nenox suji with it's new two toned curly flamed redwood (from Burl Source) scales. Black G10 liners and nickel silver pins used.

These handles are tricky to do because you more or less have to reshape the front and rear bolsters to blend in with the handle shape. The results are nice but this does require more work than normal. Also, this particular Nenox knife has factory steel liner sheets that are integral with the bolsters but not the tang which means they pop us loose (in the middle - not the ends) after the factory scales are removed. They're troublesome when drilling and even more troublesome when trying to get a tight fit up. Again more work needed than most knives but the results seem to be worth it.

Hope you enjoy this one Rio. :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2906&d=1323629455

Dave Martell
12-11-2011, 01:54 PM
No fault to Dave, but you probably won't like it. Ugly stuff.
Look at it from one direction and it is light, from another it is dark.
Then when you move it around there are those weird shapes that move around under the surface.
You will probably think you have been drinking too much.

Just teasing you. It is tough to get a photo that shows what the Koa is like in person.
Great job on all the knives Dave. It is nice to see someone take the time to bring out the full potential in the wood.


Thanks Mark but it's easy to do with such nice wood. :)

TamanegiKin
12-11-2011, 02:42 PM
Here is Lauri's 240mm Hiromoto AS Gyuto with black maple scales (from Burl Source) with white G10 liners, nickel silver pins & one mosaic center pin. The blade was thinned & etched.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2892&d=1323537682

Hot dayum! That's so cool lookin'. I love how these rehandles can transform a knife into a unique piece. All of these look awesome.

Bryan G.
12-11-2011, 03:47 PM
I gotta stop looking. It's a double edged sword ... wanna see more ... see more and makes me want one right now. That black and white is "off the heezy" ... and that Nenox is a straight beauty. The only thing nicer than your re-handles are you own blades custom handled Dave. Your work has clearly progressed since last year. Keep it up and focused on it because you are doing right no doubt.

Regards

mr drinky
12-11-2011, 03:54 PM
There is so much classy sexy stuff in this thread. I really like Rio's Nenox suji. The white liners with dark wood on that last knife are not my thing though, but everything else on that knife is amazing.

k.

obtuse
12-11-2011, 03:56 PM
You've been busy with all these rehandles!

riverie
12-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Here is Rio's Nenox suji with it's new two toned curly flamed redwood (from Burl Source) scales. Black G10 liners and nickel silver pins used.

These handles are tricky to do because you more or less have to reshape the front and rear bolsters to blend in with the handle shape. The results are nice but this does require more work than normal. Also, this particular Nenox knife has factory steel liner sheets that are integral with the bolsters but not the tang which means they pop us loose (in the middle - not the ends) after the factory scales are removed. They're troublesome when drilling and even more troublesome when trying to get a tight fit up. Again more work needed than most knives but the results seem to be worth it.

Hope you enjoy this one Rio. :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2906&d=1323629455

Sure i will Dave, thank you for the beautiful work. It came out better than i expected :).

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 12:31 PM
Here we have Mr. Drinky's daughter's Misono child's knife in old growth redwood burl (from Stefan Keller). Pins are nickel silver.

This is a nice little knife that was a pleasure to work on. :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2956&d=1323883898

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Next up is another for Mr. Drinky, it's his Kikuichi TKC in koa (from Burl Source). Black G10 liners & nickel silver pins were used.Hope you like it K :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2957&d=1323884099

kalaeb
12-14-2011, 12:37 PM
Awesome looking knife! That is job security right there. Train them for the best when they are young.

mr drinky
12-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Those both look great Dave. Thanks a million. And I'm sure my daughter will love her new scales -- just what she wanted for Christmas;) Btw, I think I am going to nickname the Kikuichi 'Rusty'.

k.

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 12:47 PM
Those both look great Dave. Thanks a million. And I'm sure my daughter will love her new scales -- just what she wanted for Christmas;) Btw, I think I am going to nickname the Kikuichi 'Rusty'.

k.

LOL on the Christmas present & "Rusty" :D

Thanks for your patience on this!

El Pescador
12-14-2011, 01:20 PM
i hope my TKC looks as good as Mr Dinky's!

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 01:37 PM
i hope my TKC looks as good as Mr Dinky's!


Me too! :D

El Pescador
12-14-2011, 01:48 PM
no worries Dave.

jmforge
12-14-2011, 04:00 PM
Very nice work, Dave. What thickness of G-10 are you using for liners?

bcrano
12-14-2011, 05:14 PM
Um... I'm hugely jealous. This knife is awesome. Flat out awesome. Great work Dave.


Here is Rio's Nenox suji with it's new two toned curly flamed redwood (from Burl Source) scales. Black G10 liners and nickel silver pins used.

These handles are tricky to do because you more or less have to reshape the front and rear bolsters to blend in with the handle shape. The results are nice but this does require more work than normal. Also, this particular Nenox knife has factory steel liner sheets that are integral with the bolsters but not the tang which means they pop us loose (in the middle - not the ends) after the factory scales are removed. They're troublesome when drilling and even more troublesome when trying to get a tight fit up. Again more work needed than most knives but the results seem to be worth it.

Hope you enjoy this one Rio. :)


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2906&d=1323629455

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Very nice work, Dave. What thickness of G-10 are you using for liners?


Thanks

I use two different ones - 0.20 & 0.30

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Um... I'm hugely jealous. This knife is awesome. Flat out awesome. Great work Dave.

Thanks :)

Burl Source
12-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Dang Dave! You sure are doing some nice handles!

Dave Martell
12-14-2011, 09:25 PM
Thanks Mark. Having nice wood helps. :)

jmforge
12-15-2011, 02:24 PM
Thanks. I was quite surprised to see that you can apparently get G-10 as thin as .009!!!!! Thats some thin stuff!!!. Is the .020 stuff thick enough that you need to bevel the edges at 45 when you mate it up at 90 degrees?
Thanks

I use two different ones - 0.20 & 0.30

Dave Martell
12-15-2011, 02:39 PM
I haven't beveled any, I just overlap. It's not as correct this way but it's easier to get a clean fit.

obtuse
12-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Got the HD today. The handle looks amazing!

Dave Martell
12-15-2011, 09:47 PM
Got the HD today. The handle looks amazing!


I'm glad that you like it Aaron. :)

Did the blister koa turn out like you expected? It was a total mystery to me.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2898&d=1323545954

jmforge
12-15-2011, 10:12 PM
What could possibly be more correct than a clean fit?:D
I haven't beveled any, I just overlap. It's not as correct this way but it's easier to get a clean fit.

obtuse
12-16-2011, 06:12 AM
I'm glad that you like it Aaron. :)

Did the blister koa turn out like you expected? It was a total mystery to me.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2898&d=1323545954

Blister koa was a mystery to me too. It does have a really cool holographic effect when you look at it. I think it's definitely a unique choice.
I was afraid the denser wood would throw the balance off. I was very happily surprised when I held it, it feels really good.

Dave Martell
12-16-2011, 06:09 PM
Here are Sean's 2 - 210mm Hiromoto AS gyutos. Blades are thinned & etched. Both sets of wood came from Burl Source, one is koa and the other is redwood. Converted from 3 to 2 nickel silver pins.

I'm disappointed in the pictures because the lighting was so dim that the auto focus wasn't working and all I got was three OK pictures to show. Such a shame because these are some crazy pieces of wood.


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2990&d=1324076963

kalaeb
12-16-2011, 06:14 PM
Wow Dave, you are cranking these out. Great job! Handles look awesome.

Dave Martell
12-16-2011, 06:22 PM
Wow Dave, you are cranking these out. Great job! Handles look awesome.


Like a pretzel factory! :D

Thanks Matt

jmforge
12-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Very nice work, Dave. Are those pins or small Corby bolts? I notice that most of the knives that you upgrade appear to have the nice, blended round bolsters, but most of the western style Japanese knives I see for sale on the websites do not. Do you give your rehandle knives that treatment?

Dave Martell
12-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Very nice work, Dave. Are those pins or small Corby bolts? I notice that most of the knives that you upgrade appear to have the nice, blended round bolsters, but most of the western style Japanese knives I see for sale on the websites do not. Do you give your rehandle knives that treatment?


Hi Joe, these are just pins, I stopped using Corby's since they give me fits.

The bolsters on my rehandles are reshaped for comfort, you might be the first person to notice that detail. :)

jmforge
12-16-2011, 11:25 PM
I didn't notice until I started looking a a few of the Japanese lines. There may be a western line other than the Hattori FH that has nice rounded bolsters and swoopy curvaceous handle scales while still keeping the traditional lines, but I can't remember if I saw any.
Hi Joe, these are just pins, I stopped using Corby's since they give me fits.

The bolsters on my rehandles are reshaped for comfort, you might be the first person to notice that detail. :)

Dave Martell
12-17-2011, 03:27 PM
Here is El Pesky's Ichimonji TKC with koa (from Burl Source) with mokume pins (from Delbert Ealy).

Once again I had a crappy day with outside sunlight being almost non-existent so the pictures reflect the crappiness of the weather situation.

Currently the pins are etched lightly but the copper lines will darken with time and use and should look pretty cool.

I hope it suits you Judd. :)

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3042&d=1324153628

Burl Source
12-17-2011, 04:18 PM
Judd told me to tell you he doesn't like it, so send it to me.
:shocked3:

99Limited
12-17-2011, 04:22 PM
I can't believe with as many pictures as you have taken and will take in the future that you haven't built yourself a photo light box.

El Pescador
12-17-2011, 04:36 PM
If you guys only knew how tough it was to get everything together and all the issues with this knife. I can't believe that it turned out as well as it did! Dave you are awesome ! Del redid the pins because they didn't meet his exacting standards. And yes Mark, that is a great piece of Koa! Review to follow!

Pesky