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Bill Burke
10-22-2013, 10:32 PM
Hi all here are a couple more Gyotos. these were made with tri colored blade steel over a V-toku 2 core from takefu steel in Japan.

the first has a ebony handle with mosaic center pin and mokume bolsters.

Blade length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade width: 2.05 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.10 oz.

http://www.fototime.com/09BC36E8531D8A5/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/01C0EDFBCC0464E/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/5F45D3B112344B6/standard.jpg

this one is the same blade steel but copper alloy bolsters and Iron wood handle with mosaic center pin

Blade length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade width: 2.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.75 oz.

http://www.fototime.com/FEC7BCF2B6F4465/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/22D0448862B5075/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/15E2D6F6EBA7CFB/standard.jpg

hope you all like these.

CanadianMan
10-22-2013, 10:37 PM
Both of those are stunners!! Great job!!

WildBoar
10-22-2013, 10:38 PM
Wow, those really turned out well. Very cool.

Mrmnms
10-22-2013, 10:39 PM
Breathtaking .

marc4pt0
10-22-2013, 10:45 PM
Very very groovy work! Will those patina at all?

jklip13
10-22-2013, 11:39 PM
also interested in the patina ^ it must look crazy with use

cord_steele
10-22-2013, 11:45 PM
Breathtaking.

What he said.

Bill Burke
10-22-2013, 11:51 PM
Thanks everyone. not sure what the patinating qualities are going to be on these. the copper and brass should color up and probably the core but the white cladding is reported as stainless so it will be interesting to see.

Chefu
10-23-2013, 02:17 AM
I would love to see the patina on the copper alloy bolster over time

knyfeknerd
10-23-2013, 02:20 AM
Stunning.
Both of them.

mattrud
10-23-2013, 02:43 AM
very nice work bill. Always a pleasure to see

sachem allison
10-23-2013, 02:57 AM
welcome back Mattrud! Awesome work Bill!

Bill Burke
10-23-2013, 10:51 AM
thanks for looking and posting.

NO ChoP!
10-23-2013, 11:03 AM
Wowzers!

Marko Tsourkan
10-23-2013, 12:07 PM
Hi all here are a couple more Gyotos. these were made with tri colored blade steel over a V-toku 2 core from takefu steel in Japan.

the first has a ebony handle with mosaic center pin and mokume bolsters.

Blade length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade width: 2.05 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.10 oz.

http://www.fototime.com/09BC36E8531D8A5/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/01C0EDFBCC0464E/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/5F45D3B112344B6/standard.jpg

this one is the same blade steel but copper alloy bolsters and Iron wood handle with mosaic center pin

Blade length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade width: 2.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.75 oz.

http://www.fototime.com/FEC7BCF2B6F4465/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/22D0448862B5075/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/15E2D6F6EBA7CFB/standard.jpg

hope you all like these.

Like them? Love them. Great job, Bill -

stereo.pete
10-23-2013, 12:55 PM
The perfect example of truly functional art!

Bill Burke
10-23-2013, 09:32 PM
thanks guys.

Aaron Wilburn
10-24-2013, 08:28 PM
Holy cow ! ! !
were did you get the concept for the steel ?
I absolutely love these knives !

hobbitling
10-24-2013, 09:30 PM
wow, that copper damascus looks like a sunset over the ocean. very nice.

Bill Burke
10-24-2013, 09:34 PM
Holy cow ! ! !
were did you get the concept for the steel ?
I absolutely love these knives !

Aaron, this steel is made in Japan at Takefu Steel.

Hobbitling, thank you very much.

Bill13
10-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Beautiful knives, especially the ironwood handled one.

Bill Burke
10-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Thanks Bill13,

Bill

Erilyn75
10-30-2013, 03:03 PM
Wow! I've never seen more stunning knives.

cheflarge
10-30-2013, 05:34 PM
:ubersexy:

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-31-2013, 03:51 AM
Unreal.

Bill Burke
11-02-2013, 02:07 PM
thank you so much.

erikz
11-02-2013, 04:52 PM
Absolutely love these!

Justin0505
11-02-2013, 05:46 PM
What the heck?? Is that copper in the cladding steel? Is just the core steel made in Japan or do they make the laminate cladding as well?

Bill Burke
11-04-2013, 12:51 AM
What the heck?? Is that copper in the cladding steel? Is just the core steel made in Japan or do they make the laminate cladding as well?

the cladding is stainless, copper and brass with a high carbon V toku 2 core from takefu steel in Fukui Japan.

mpukas
11-04-2013, 04:45 PM
Absolutely love everything about these knives - blade profile, steel, handle, details - everything! It all comes together so well. Simply stunning!

Are both blade shapes the same? Kinda hard to tell from the angle of each knife in the pics. Just curious...

Bill Burke
11-04-2013, 11:22 PM
Thank you. They are very similar but one has a little less belly than the other.


Absolutely love everything about these knives - blade profile, steel, handle, details - everything! It all comes together so well. Simply stunning!

Are both blade shapes the same? Kinda hard to tell from the angle of each knife in the pics. Just curious...

quantumcloud509
11-08-2013, 06:06 AM
Bill the knives look amazing. That steel is blowing my mind.

Bill Burke
11-08-2013, 11:34 PM
Bill the knives look amazing. That steel is blowing my mind.

Thank you. the steel is pretty amazing. it is a little different to work with though.

Fran Rendina
11-09-2013, 03:10 AM
I want one , pleaseeeeeee

Fran Rendina
11-09-2013, 03:13 AM
Love the ironwood

apicius9
11-09-2013, 03:25 AM
Almost missed this one, beautiful work. And here I thought there was not much left that could be changed...

Stefan

Mrmnms
11-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Noticed you've used Takefu steel on a couple of your most recent beauties. V-2 steel, less Tungsten than V-1. Slightly less brittle ? Little tougher? Just curious Bill. Loved them both.

Bill Burke
11-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Noticed you've used Takefu steel on a couple of your most recent beauties. V-2 steel, less Tungsten than V-1. Slightly less brittle ? Little tougher? Just curious Bill. Loved them both.

the v-2 steel seems less brittle at high hardness than v-1 steel that I have used. But I have Not done much with V-1 so some playing around would be in order before I would give any kind of concrete statement about this.

DoctorT
12-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Wow these are beautiful. How do I get my hands on one of these???

WildBoar
12-04-2013, 04:01 PM
Wow these are beautiful. How do I get my hands on one of these???1) Get on Bill's waiting list (typically close to 2 years), 2) check Epicurean Edge regularly (as Bill sends them knives throughout the year), and 3) check B/S/T here on this BBS (although Burke's do not come up for sale very often).

Burl Source
12-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Come on Bill! We need to see a couple more.
Unless you are hybernating. It is cold here, but I would bet it is even colder there in the arctic tundra of Idaho.

If I was there, I would be sitting next to the fireplace, listening to the wolves howl because they are cold and want to come inside.

Bill Burke
12-05-2013, 09:15 PM
Come on Bill! We need to see a couple more.
Unless you are hybernating. It is cold here, but I would bet it is even colder there in the arctic tundra of Idaho.

If I was there, I would be sitting next to the fireplace, listening to the wolves howl because they are cold and want to come inside.

exacury as my aussie buddy would say.

Bill Burke
12-05-2013, 09:19 PM
Wow these are beautiful. How do I get my hands on one of these???

What David(wildboar) said. Although I have been thinking about doing an ebay or some such auction with part of the proceeds to go to the wounded warriors foundation.

evanjohnson
12-08-2013, 08:30 PM
I bought a lottery ticket yesterday- I guess I should check it to see if I can order a knife. They are beautiful.

ecchef
12-09-2013, 01:01 AM
What David(wildboar) said. Although I have been thinking about doing an ebay or some such auction with part of the proceeds to go to the wounded warriors foundation.

Very good cause, Bill. I see these guys all the time. Hopefully they won't wind up like the rest of our Veterans...unappreciated and forgotten.

cranky72
12-12-2013, 11:48 AM
bill you have came a long long way since wyoming. cranky72

Pcol2000
06-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Mr Burke,

I'm active military and got new combat boots the other day - which pretty much makes me wounded (trust me) Kidding. I think your idea is excellent and want to get on the waiting list. I just hope my name doesn't come up on yours and Mr Rader's waiting lists at the same time.