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chefcomesback
02-20-2014, 07:52 AM
This is the first knife I have done by myself, please be gentle guys with my fit and finish. It is 80 mm paring knife in feather pattern Damascus , with brown mallee burl handle , ebony ferrule , and brass. The blade is over 60 hrc , and ground slightly asymmetric for right handed person with big hands ( that's me!! ) I managed to cut my self once before sharpening it so it is really mine now. it weighs 64 grams , I haven't epoxied the blade to the handle yet. Depending on how much epoxy comes out I might seal the gap with beeswax. 22313223142231522316


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icanhaschzbrgr
02-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Congratulations on your first knife! :knife:

How is the brass ferule holds itself in place? Glued or there's some kind of dovel?

NO ChoP!
02-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Nice! My first knife was a parer also, just a few weeks back. What a learning experience.

I will enjoy seeing your future projects!

chefcomesback
02-20-2014, 08:14 AM
TThanks , Brass holds with epoxy , there is a dowel in the handle but only covers ebony ferrule and the handle

chefcomesback
02-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Nice! My first knife was a parer also, just a few weeks back. What a learning experience.

I will enjoy seeing your future projects!
Thank you , I totally agree on learning experience side , not knowing how everything works or if you are doing right or wrong is scary:dazed:. I have some other ambitious projects but I am in the middle of my busiest season and I am lacking the tools (drill driver and dsic sander so far)

cadberry
02-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Very pretty, I like the subtlety of that damascus. How thick is the handle? It looks like it'd fit snugly.

chefcomesback
02-23-2014, 11:43 AM
Thanks cadberry , the handle is 1.5 cm thick where ferrule ends and 1.7 cm at the thickest point.
I have made the handle slightly oversized because of my large hands . Hope you can tell from this picture 22350


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marc4pt0
02-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Man that's awesome. And feather Damascus to boot? Nothing like starting off with a bang! The handle looks like it will make a very comfortable fit, and I really like the strong taper on the ferrule.

chefcomesback
02-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Man that's awesome. And feather Damascus to boot? Nothing like starting off with a bang! The handle looks like it will make a very comfortable fit, and I really like the strong taper on the ferrule.

Thanks, the billet was from HHH I got a while ago, I have also made a 165 mm petty from the same batch that will get the same handle that I am planning to finish within couple days


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android
02-24-2014, 11:56 AM
looks great! well done.

HHH Knives
02-25-2014, 11:24 PM
Hecks yea. Well done Chef!!

chefcomesback
02-26-2014, 01:42 AM
Thanks Randy , I have used the knife for couple shifts and decided to thin the handle .I have rounded the bottom too, now it weighs 59 grams . Looking forward to finish the other Damascus , hopefully I can do something decent with it 2239322394


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