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Dave Martell
02-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Here's a Shun Kramer Meiji SG2 6" Chef's Knife that came in for some spa treatment. It was thick and the factory damascus was somewhat faded although still factory shiny. I was tasked with thinning the blade, getting rid of the factory logo, and bringing out the contrast on the damascus. Here's the results...

CoqaVin
02-08-2014, 10:54 AM
looks cool even though its not my cup of tea

XooMG
02-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Looks pretty slick. Too bad the tip is so high...something like that but flatter with a lower tip would be up my alley.

Fran Rendina
02-08-2014, 11:17 AM
You did a beautiful job.

Midsummer
02-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Wow beautiful!!

V1P
02-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Excellent work on the knife, Dave! It looks much better than the original and I bet it will cut well now.

The big knife companies should hire you as a QC guy, that way the end of the production line would be all good.

Ferry

ThEoRy
02-08-2014, 01:18 PM
I've etched shun's before, maybe it was just because it was a classic from the late 90s or so but it surely didn't come out like this. It just came out "dirty" looking. Didn't like it so I had to polish it all off. Nice work Dave!

Lefty
02-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Somebody is going to love their knife! Nice work, Davide (that's Italian).

marc4pt0
02-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Great timing I was actually going to start a thread on whether this was possible or not. But I certainly didn't know you could etch it like this!

Dave Martell
02-08-2014, 04:32 PM
I've etched shun's before, maybe it was just because it was a classic from the late 90s or so but it surely didn't come out like this. It just came out "dirty" looking. Didn't like it so I had to polish it all off. Nice work Dave!

The VG10 Shuns won't come out so nice, they're going to be dull gray.





Great timing I was actually going to start a thread on whether this was possible or not. But I certainly didn't know you could etch it like this!

The trick is to polish the blade to a mirror pre-etch.



Thanks for all the kind words everyone. :)

JohnnyChance
02-09-2014, 04:28 AM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22125&d=1391871053

Crazy how much the pattern changed in the area in front of the bolster, above the heel and where the logo the used to be.

Brad Gibson
02-09-2014, 05:52 AM
that looks amazing! Great work Dave!

Bill13
02-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Great job Dave, makes it look better than new.

DTB57
02-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Absolutely beautiful! This moves to number 1 of my favorite knives I have seen on this site.

cheflarge
02-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Damn, Dave..... quit stunning.... sucker really pops! Well done, sir. :plus1: :goodpost:

Dave Martell
02-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Thanks guys! :)

stereo.pete
02-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Beautiful work as always Dave!

chefjohnboyardee
02-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Very very nice!

KVacc
02-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Looks much better. Nice work!